Movin’ to the Music

Well, we got down to business in our second session of interpretive movement.  Anne-Marie got us really working, stretching, tapping, waving to a big variety of fun music.  Good work out on a dreary morning.

Janna gets John and Carolyn groovin’ to the music!

Kickin’ up our heels with Anne-Marie.

Pat and Andrew lead the way!

Dancing is more fun among friends.

Edina Singing Seniors Singing at Jones-Harrison

Many thanks to the Edina Singing Seniors for entertaining the residents of Jones-Harrison.  What a fun way to spend the afternoon!

For the young and young at heart!

Take me out to the Twins game!

Fun for residents and family to sing along!

Cinco de Mayo 2019

The Jones-Harrison Cinco de Mayo party is one of the best of the year – and we have a lot of parties so that’s saying something!  Good friends and family, good food, good music – a really great time for all!  Check out Nelly leading her friends in song!

Enjoying the band.

It’s a national holiday for Nelly!

Feeling a little fiesta in our little hats!

Thanks to all the family who joined in on the fun!

A New Arts Residency: Interpretive Movement

We welcome Anne-Marie Loushine-Thomsen for a brand new 12-week residency in Interpretive Movement.  Anne-Marie will be doing a special hour with the memory care residents, and then joining assisted living and long term care residents as they share stories and then create gentle movement to help tell those stories.  Please feel free to stop in and join us any Wednesday morning; memory care session on 2nd floor begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by assisted living/long term care session at 10:30 a.m. in the Centrum.  This activity was made possible through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Anne-Marie meets the memory care residents.

Movements to greet one another in our session with assisted living and long term care residents.

We greet those we love with a hug!


Spring Fling with United HealthCare

Thanks to our United HealthCare for hosting our Spring Fling party with the residents of Jones-Harrison and planting so many happy memories with us.  Can’t wait ’til we see you for the Saints Game!

Thanks to the United HealthCare Volunteers for organizing such a great party – Ike especially thought so!

A few brave volunteers entertain with a Zumba routine!

Getting to know each other.

Decorating some fun pots for future flowers!

Thanks to Our Dance Partners from Breck High School

We bid a fond farewell to our dance partners from Breck this week.  We can’t thank Alexandra and her classmates for continuing these dance classes at the completion of our grant with Kairos Alive!  The great news is that 2 of the junior students have already committed to leading the group again next Fall.  So thank you for a wonderful year, best of luck to our seniors, and we will continue to think of you all fondly!  Enjoy the photos!

No shy guys in this group!

Thanks to our superstar Alex for keeping the dancing happening with the grateful older adults at Jones-Harrison!

Our wonderful team from Breck High School!

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