A Capitol Idea

A group from Jones-Harrison Assisted Living stormed the Capitol in St. Paul, looking over the renovations and trying out the speaker’s podium.  They enjoyed lunch at the City View Grille beforehand, visiting with JH food service staffer Savannah who is attending culinary school at St. Paul College.  The City View Grille is an on-campus restaurant operated by the Saint Paul College Culinary Arts program.  Enjoy the photos!

My fellow Americans…a true politician in the making!

Hearing about the extensive renovations to the Capitol.

Thanks to Savannah for hosting us for lunch!

Our New Art Class: A Self Portrait in Collage

The residents of Jones-Harrison’s Assisted Living and Long Term Care are diving into their new art class, a self portrait in collage, made possible through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and our collaboration with Compas.  We are thrilled to have Teresa Cox leading our class, teaching us the elements of collage and learning to express ourselves through medium.  We started with thinking about what qualities best describe ourselves, what color that qualities represent, and thinking about the best times of our lives, and if those were indoor or outdoor types of experiences.  Next came choosing a famous portrait that spoke to us; then posing for a picture like the famous photo.  We are now beginning to “dress ourselves” in terms of the colors, preferences and experiences.  Stay tuned to see our progress over the next 5 weeks!

Margaret & Jim express their best qualities in color – note the very different colors they chose to express themselves.

Discussing the famous portraits we have chosen to place ourselves in.

Seeing our portraits beginning to take on our life experiences.

Welcome Back Kairos! Alive

The residents of Jones-Harrison are very happy to welcome back our friends from Kairos Alive! for another 6 weeks of wonderful dancing, learning and fun.  Here’s some photos from our first 2 Fall sessions.

What’s better than waltzing with a handsome young man!

It’s a whole world of fun when we are dancing together.

Even the men aren’t wallflowers for these dance sessions!

Full Circle Celebration

Thank you to all of our guests for attending our Full Circle Celebration, which featured a presentation by Danny Buettner about the Blue Zones of Happiness.  A special thank you to the Jones-Harrison donors both those who were able to join us for the celebration and to the many more who sent along support.  Thank you as well to Elim Preferred Services and The Horizon Agency for their sponsorship for the event.

Many thanks to Danny Buettner for his fascinating presentation on the Blue Zones, places in the world that hold the largest concentration of people over the age of 100.

Many thanks to the Jones-Harrison Board members who joined our guests at the Celebration.

A Poetic Experience

Picture yourself in a poem.  Today was the last day of our poetry workshops, which we loved!  Many thanks to our poet leader, Rachel Moritz, for the wonderful weeks she spent with us, helping us to create fanciful, funny and thoughtful poetry.  Thanks as well to Compas for their help in coordinating the classes, and to the Minnesota State Arts Board for the grant that may these classes possible.

Wouldn’t this be a lovely portrait to come home to each night?

The picture of…good health, a good friend, a fun gal, a poet in the making!


Getting into the Fall spirit at Jones-Harrison with an Oktoberfest Party, complete with beer and pretzels!

Raising a toast to good friends and much fun at the Jones-Harrison Oktoberfest party!

Who can resist dancing to an accordion player!

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