Homemade Happiness at Mankato Primrose

By | September 20, 2013
Daisy and her homemade treasures

Daisy and her homemade treasures

Fran talking to Daisy, Maxine and Dorothy

Fran talking to Daisy, Maxine and Dorothy about her crafts

Dorothy and Maxine

Dorothy and Maxine with their homemade treasures

Mankato, MN, Retirement Communities

One of the best things about working at or visiting Primrose is hearing the stories the residents have to tell and seeing them beam with pride when they show you something special and dear to them.

This week at Primrose of Mankato there was a lot of that going on! We celebrated “Homemade Happiness” week — this year’s theme for National Assisted Living Week.

Residents baked homemade cookies during a baking group with our Executive Director, Brooke Olson. They shared stories of baking and cooking and favorite recipes along the way.

There was a “Homemade Memories” reminiscing group, a great opportunity to hear some of those wonderful stories about things they used to make at home when they were younger, and how much things have changed.

The highlight of the week was a “Homemade Arts and Crafts Show” where the residents could sign up to have a booth and display things they’ve made. There was everything from oil paintings to wooden Christmas ornaments!

Residents shared stories about the projects they made. Residents, staff, and family members alike enjoyed walking from booth to booth to see the beautiful arts and crafts and hear the stories that went along with them.

by Rachel Carpenter
Life Enrichment Coordinator

To find out more about the retirement living experience at Primrose, please contact your nearest Primrose Retirement Community today to see more of our fun and social living. We’ll happily answer all your questions and show you around our beautiful communities. Come see why we say, THIS IS LIVING!


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