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CEU Event & Lunch in Waconia

Topic: Trauma-Responsive Care For Seniors & Those Facing Mental Health Challenges Location: Island View Golf Club Address: 7795 Laketown Parkway, Waconia, MN 55387 Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm According to the National Institute of Mental Health over 70% of all adults have been affected by a traumatic experience and 20% of those individuals go on to develop a traumatic disorder. One group particularly affected by trauma …

CEU Event and Lunch in Eden Prairie, MN

Sunflower Communities will host a Free CEU event on Wednesday, January 30th from 11:30am – 1pm (Lunch is included) at the Hilton Garden Inn. “Understanding & Ethically Managing Challenging Geriatric Behaviors” is our topic. Our presenter is Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, Administrator & Lead Provider with Twin Cities Physicians.

Holiday Cheer!

We’re having a festive holiday season. From decorating cookies, to viewing area light shows, to decorating trees, and enjoying many holiday crafts and activities. Happy Holidays to all! 

October Housing Summit

Dr. John Brose CEU was the featured speaker at our Housing Summit in Bloomington on October 30th. Hosted by Sunflower Communities, the event included roundtable discussions on 5 important housing topics and a cocktail reception.

Singing Along with the Singing Cowgirl!

Our Nagel Assisted Living residents recently enjoyed live music, singing, and dancing with the Singing Cowgirl! Country Western favorites and requests from the audience were taken. One of our couples even enjoyed this dance to celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary! It was a wonderful time for everyone involved!

It’s Manicure Time!

Elmore Assisted Living residents recently enjoyed manicures provided by our Sunflower Care Attendant staff! With dozens of colors of nail polish to choose from and even some fun designs our residents loved taking a little extra time for themselves! Everybody looked great with their brand new nails!

CEU Event and Lunch in Owatonna

Sunflower Communities will host a Free CEU event on Tuesday, May 22nd from 11:30am – 1pm (Lunch is included) at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Owatonna. Marit Anne Peterson, JD, Program Director, Minnesota Elder Justice Center will be speaking on “Preventing & Responding to Elder Abuse”. This is part of our on-going series of educational offerings for area social workers/case managers. 

Research Confirms Positive Correlation between Social Interaction and Health

New research from the National Institute on Aging confirms that social isolation can have significant adverse effects for older adults. Loneliness may have a physical as well as an emotional impact. And that experiencing a strong emotional bond can lead to a more active lifestyle and healthier eating. Our community-living philosophy fosters enriched connections, with restaurant-style dining, group activities and more. 

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