Our residents' days are filled with choices for interesting and lively interaction.
The Villas of Oak Park provides a wide range of activities to keep our residents on their toes. From strength training workouts and holiday parties to baking cookies and summer bonfires, our days are packed with opportunities for camaraderie and life enrichment. Our Independent Living residents come together to learn new skills, develop close friendships, connect on a spiritual level and share a few laughs.
Sue works hard to ensure each day is fun and rewarding for our tenants at Oak Park Senior Living. Sue attended Ridgewater College in Hutchinson, Minnesota and earned NCCAP certification before joining Oak Park in 2016. Sue’s inspiration to become an activities director began after she visited her grandfather in a nursing home and noticed how proud he was to show off his bowling trophy and latest art projects. As Activities Director at Oak Park, Sue enjoys listening to our tenants’ stories and learning about their families. Sue strives to make a positive impact in the lives of our seniors and always tells people that she has the best job in the world!
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Every time I come to see Mom, I feel some apprehension and often cry on the way home. She is a shell, in many ways, of what she used to be. I pray, just bless our time together - and he does.
Today as I was leaving these leaves caught my eye. They had once been something that people would seek out in the fall to appreciate their beauty. They've been blown down in the wind and have disintegrated to a shell. Look, though, now they are intact - all of the veins of life still perfect. I asked a couple of people what they saw in them. "A rotten leaf." To me they are so beautiful in their "earthly imperfection." This to me was one of the many reminders I'm given when things are overwhelming.
Mom is intact and beautiful. Every time I watch you be with her I see it. I am so thankful that you are the one who can look at her as the woman she always was, not a shell, but beautiful as those adornments of youth have faded, sometimes more & more every day.
I love you for it!