Happy Father’s Day from Everyone at Jones-Harrison

Dad’s come in all shapes and sizes; some are funny, some are stoic; some worked in the field, some worked in the office; but whatever Dad means to you, they mean the world to us here at Jones-Harrison.  So we salute you today and every day, with our root beer floats in hand!

Residents of Jones-Harrison gathered in our courtyard to salute all the dads!

What’s better than a root beer float to celebrate Father’s Day.

The Art of Poetry at Jones-Harrison

We are so excited to bring poetry to the residents of Jones-Harrison thanks to a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, with assistance from Compas.  Poet and writer Rachel Moritz, with specialty training from the Alzheimer’s Association, leads a group in memory care, creating a beautiful free-style poem with their thoughts on various birds.

Using visual aids, poet Rachel Moritz draws out ideas from memory care residents.


She then leads a group of residents from the assisted living and long term care, reciting the Tennyson poem “The Eagle” aloud and then having participants create their own, sharing what they had or have in their lives and if luck played a part in their lives.  This was based on a poem by Minnesota artist G.E. Patterson called “Autobiographia”.  The classes continue weekly through early September. Check out the poem created last week by the AL & LTC residents.

Capturing memories of special things in our lives.

Take Me Out to a Saints Game!

We spent a glorious near-Summer day at the St. Paul Saint’s game on Thursday.  Despite our Twins gear, the residents of Jones-Harrison were definitely Saints fan this day!

What’s better than an ice cold beverage while enjoying America’s pastime!

The girls get in the action cheering on the Saints!

Who wouldn’t love a hug from a giant pink pig!

Roaring 20’s Family Frolic

Thank you to all the family and friends who joined in us for the Jones-Harrison Family Frolic & Picnic last Friday night, featuring our 1920’s Jazz Theme.  While the weather was a little “toasty”, we managed to stay cool in our courtyards while enjoying family, friends and a tasty buffet picnic spread from our food service providers, Unidine.  While dining under the clear blue skies, we enjoyed the musical offerings of Kate Lynch and Her Most Magnificent Fellows.  Inside, folks had fun trying out their best poses in the photo booth while others tried their luck in Bugsy’s Casino while sipping on Flapper Fizzies and Daisy’s Mint Juleps.  The evening concluded with a rousing dance led by our friends from Kairos Alive!  Moving to the swingin’ sounds of the Carluster Crumplebee Orchestra, family and Jones-Harrison swirled, twirled and brought the house down dancing and swinging to an appropo song to wrap the festivities, “Those Were the Days My Friends!”  Enjoy the photos and video!

A truly intergenerational gathering for this family gathering.

Swing dancing with the family and residents of Jones-Harrison!


A few folks trying their luck at blackjack, craps and roulette in Bugy’s Casino!

2017 Jones-Harrison Talent Show

What a neat assortment of talent was presented at the Jones-Harrison Annual Talent Show.  Representing the residents, we had amazing artwork from Sadie, an uplifting poem from Ike, Kathy tickled the ivories for us, Carolyn helped out with a unique take on “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and Prakash presented a wonderful Indian song.  Not to be outdone, we had special vocal offerings from employees Lino from AL Dietary, LTC Therepeutic Rec team members Janna and Stephanie and Chaplain Monica gave us music from Sound of Music and David from IT was assisted by his dino-mite son on some jokes for the folks.  Volunteer Steve serenaded us on guitar as did Gabe, the dad of social worker Kathy.  And last but not least, thank you to Lainie, granddaughter of Arnie, for a moving rendition of “Hallelujuh”.  Everyone so appreciated your sharing of your time and talents with the Jones-Harrison family.

Thanks to the many residents like Kathy who shared their talents during the show.

Family members are encouraged to participate, like Lainie, granddaughter of Arnie, who sat proudly in the audience.

The ladies of Therapeutic Recreation share a song.

Final Spring Kairos Alive! Dance & Movement Class

What fun for our 6th and final spring class with our new friends from Kairos Alive!  We were moving and grooving and looking forward to welcoming them back in the fall.  We promise to keep up the good work over the summer!

Maria and Eva share fun stories about dances they attended in earlier days.

Dar takes a spin around the dance floor!

Casual After Work Open House June 8th from 4:30 p.m – 6:30 p.m.


Be a part of Jones-Harrison’s eclectic group of adults that have stayed active and engaged!

Join us at a Casual After-work Open House on Thursday, June 8th, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Tours and refreshments available.

Call Kristina to RSVP or set up a private tour at 612-928-3544 or email her at


Move in during the months of June, July or August and receive a $4,000 housing credit. (must complete 3 months of residency before credit is applied)