September 30th, 2021
The team at Eagan Pointe Senior Living recently received a lovely thank you that touched the hearts of all of us. It’s nice to know our work is valued and appreciated. Thank YOU, Norma, for your kind words. Your note made us all very happy – and proud to do what we do:
To all Eagan Pointe Staff, Nurses, & Health Aides—
I’m writing this letter to thank you and let you know that I appreciate everything you do for us. I know you all have difficult jobs trying to please everyone.
All your hard work is apparent in that we have no had any COVID cases for along time, and still not back in “lockdown.” I am enjoying the outings again.
I missed the Food Meeting, but I wanted to let you know I am so pleased with the addition of whole grain bread & raisin bread (that) has been added to breakfast. Of course, the scones are just wonderful. The fruit and breakfast variety is great.
While the Summer Olympics in Tokyo may have ended, we continued our own Olympic Games at Eagan Pointe Senior Living and encouraged residents to Go for the Gold. And they did just that!
In our Olympic Trivia Competition (photo 1, from left): Lois K. just passed; Norma H. took home silver; Linda won gold; and Mari Sue and Kitty Y. were both awarded bronze.
Participating in the Equestrian Races (photo 2, from left around the table): Mari Sue, Linda Z., Mary Jo, Norma H., Carol S., Cindy, Charlotte, and Evelyn.
And showing off their medals (photo 3, from left): Carol scored with bronze; Mary Jo went for the gold and won; and Evelyn N. rounded out the tops with silver.
Thank you to everyone who participated, and congratulations to our Eagan Pointe Olympic Games winners! 🥇🥈🥉
Eagan Pointe residents met up with residents from other Southview communities to attend Circus Juventas. Everyone was excited for our first big group outing since COVID, and the circus was a great place to celebrate.
The residents had a fantastic time and loved the show. Everyone was impressed at the talent displayed by these high schoolers – and amazed that they were doing all the stunts! 🎪
We recently brought a taste of the Great Minnesota Get-Together right to our Eagan Pointe community. We celebrated the MN State Fair with some devilishly delicious fried foods and a very special State Fair Punch.
We also had a contest in which residents could vote on a picture done by the Wine & Coloring group. Congratulations to our winner, Bonnie J!
At Eagan Pointe Senior Living, we like to get creative and give our residents something fun to work on or create for arts and crafts. For our Fall Craft Project, we made pumpkins from wine corks. Activities like this help improve motor functions, dexterity, and artistry – and they allow residents to get together and have fun in a social setting.
These cork pumpkin crafts helped get us all into the fall spirit! 🍂🎃🍾
August 20th, 2021
We recently received a very kind, heartfelt message from the daughter of a former resident couple who both sadly passed away earlier this year. In her letter, she expressed her gratitude for all the amazing associates here at Eagan Pointe Senior Living:
“You make a difference! Not only for the residents but for their families as well. I will miss seeing all of you. Just know how much I loved you for your help and appreciated each and every one of you for the specialized jobs you give your hear to. I know it’s not easy, but THANK YOU for being part of my life as I cared for my parents in their final years. I’ll always be grateful to Eagan Pointe Senior Living.” – Karen J.
Thank you for sharing your thoughtful and heartwarming words, Karen. Incredible people like your parents are what make our community so amazing, and we’re so grateful to have had the opportunity to get to know them over the last few years. They will be missed by many here at Eagan Pointe.Read More
August 4th, 2021
The Summer Olympic Games have come to Eagan Pointe!
We’ve organized 5 “Go for the Gold” activities where community members can engage in a little friendly competition and win a gold, silver, or bronze medal. The 3 events we’ve done so far include:
• Olympic Dice Game: We had a tie for gold with Kitty Y. & Mari Sue H.
• Noodle Ball: Contestants used noodles to hit a balloon back and forth between sides, similar to the rules and style of volleyball. The victors were team 2 (“The Sharks” with members Kitty Y & Mary Jo K.) over team 1 (“The Whales” with members Judie B., Evelyn N., and Carol S.) 2-0.
• Bouncing Basket Ball: Contestants were given ping pong balls of a specific color and attempted to bounce as many into a basket as they could, and the person with the most of their color in the basket after 3 rounds was the winner. Linda Z. won gold, Bette R. silver, and Kitty Y. bronze.
Thank you to all our participants and congratulations to our winners! We still have 2 events left so there’s more to come. Good luck to all competitors in the final two games! 💪🥇🥈🥉
We were able to do our first bonfire of the season last month.
What better way to enjoy a lovely summer night than having s’mores around the fire and laughing with friends?
July 30th, 2021
Customers at the local Hy-Vee donated flowers to our community as part of the store’s “Share a Smile” program. As you can see from all the bright smiles, it was a major success! Thank you to Hy-Vee and all of the generous customers who made it happen with their donations. 😀🌹
June 29th, 2021
Eagan Pointe’s Residence Director, Renee, and Assistant Residence Director, Mickey, received a heartwarming thank you letter from the daughter of a former community member who sadly passed away earlier this year:
“Thank you both for helping to take care of mom this past year. It was a journey that started in 2016 and now she is at peace.
Thank you, Mickey, for managing the calls, the mail, and so many other details. And Renee, for your communications and overall management of life at Eagan Pointe. I couldn’t have done it without your support and knowing how much you cared for mom.
Eagan Pointe will always have a special place in my heart and in my mind.” – Susan
We can’t tell you how much your kind, thoughtful words mean to us, Susan. We are so lucky to have had such an amazing person with us in our community, and she will be missed by many here at Eagan Pointe.Read More
May 18th, 2021
Eagan Pointe Senior Living residents and staff showed up to a small but significant farewell celebration for one of our dedicated team members.
Jake’s last day was April 30. Everyone wished him luck on his new adventure, and we celebrated with cake and plenty of smiles.
Congratulations, Jake. We will miss you, but we wish you all the best!
For Earth Day, residents at Eagan Pointe Senior Living had a great time playing in the “mud” while creating a tasty and sugary treat.
In our Garden Coves, we made dirt cups using pudding, crushed Oreo cookies, and gummy worm candies. Residents enjoyed mixing the ingredients, with layers of deliciousness for the worms to “crawl” through.
Playing in the mud has never been so entertaining or edible. 😋
The renowned Kentucky Derby takes place annually on the first Saturday of May. This year, we decided to “horse around” and get in on the fun with a Kentucky Derby Day at Eagan Pointe Senior Living.
We served mint juleps, the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby, and asked residents to dress for the occasion by wearing a fancy or fun hat.
As you can see, our attire and accessories made for an exciting afternoon.
Activity Director Nichole Stoerzinger (photo 3) got dressed up to serve mint juleps. Kitty J. and Mary Ann W. (photo 2) wore their elegant hats. Joan D. (photo 1) wore a purple shower cap because it matched her outfit. 😂🏇🏼