Lovely Thank You Note & Summer Fun

Lovely Thank You Note & Summer Fun

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.
Sincerely yours,

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! ???

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Lovely Thank You Note to our Amazing Associates

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.

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Flower Donations from Hy-Vee’s “Share a Smile” Program

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. ??

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Heartwarming Thank You Letter

June 29th, 2021
heartwarming thank you letter

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.

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Farewell Celebration, Earth Day Treat, & Kentucky Derby

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. ???

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St. Patrick’s Day Spirit & Retirement Celebration for Char

April 9th, 2021

The St. Patrick’s Day spirit was certainly present at Eagan Pointe last month thanks to some crafty residents and thoughtful gifts from a family member.

Residents of our Garden Cove units created lovely leprechauns for fun, festive decorations. The daughter of our friend and community member, George F., also donated medical-grade surgical masks with St. Patrick’s Day prints for our staff to wear on the holiday. Thank you for the amazing and very kind gifts! Who needs lucky clovers when you’re surrounded by such incredible, caring people? ?☘

We had a bittersweet day at Eagan Pointe when we celebrated the retirement of friend and associate, Char. She was a member of our housekeeping team for nearly 4.5 years and we are so lucky to have had her as part of our community. We can’t thank her enough for all the hard work, compassion, and dedication she’s provided us over the years!

Char will be moving to Arizona in August and will be greatly missed by our associates and residents. Please join us in congratulating and wish Char a very happy retirement!

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Lovely Note of Thanks

March 31st, 2021

At Eagan Pointe, we focus on the happiness and well-being of our residents in everything we do, and we always appreciate hearing when it shows. Our staff recently received a lovely note of thanks from the family of a former community member:

Eagan Pointe staff recently received this lovely note of thanks from the family of a former community member.

“Thank you to all the staff at Eagan Pointe for all the help and care you provided through the years that Donna lived there. The nursing staff and all the admin staff, also the aides – thank you!” – Mike, Susi, and all the family of Donna G.

Thank you all for the kind, heartwarming words. Incredible people like Donna are what make Eagan Pointe such an amazing community, and we are so lucky and grateful to have had her with us.

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70th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

January 29th, 2021

One of Eagan Pointe’s resident couples, Stuart and Frances U., had their 70th wedding anniversary on January 18!

To help them celebrate such an amazing day, our residents and associates sang “Happy Anniversary” and presented them with a cake to enjoy together. They were also kind enough to share insights into their long, successful, and happy marriage:

Where did you meet?

We’ve known each other since we were children attending different grade schools, but we started dating when Frances became a teacher at the county school in Lennox, South Dakota.

Where did you get married?

St. Magdalen’s Catholic Church in Lennox.

What is your secret for being married 70 years?

Patience, fortitude, and putting the other head of yourself.

They have 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and 4 great-granddaughters with a 5th on the way. Please join us in congratulating and wishing a very happy anniversary to Frances and Stuart! ❤??

Stuart and Frances U. had their 70th wedding anniversary on January 18.

After celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary, Eagan Pointe couple Stuart and Frances U. sent a lovely thank you note to our Residence Director, Renee:

“Thank you for honoring us on our 70th anniversary. It was a highlight of our day, since we couldn’t have a party or celebrate with our families and friends due to the pandemic.

I remember what you said, Renee, when we moved into our apartment 5-1/2 years ago: ‘Now this is your new home at Eagan Pointe, and the people living here will be like a new family.’
How true this has turned out to be!

We thank you and the staff for taking time off from their work, taking pictures, singing an anniversary song, and for the delicious cake we shared with some of our neighbors.

The pictures are very nice, and our family is already appreciating them.
Our thanks and appreciation to everyone.” -Fran and Stu

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the celebration, Frances and Stuart! We’re so lucky to have such amazing people in our close-knit, supportive community, and we loved the opportunity to honor celebrate you both on such an incredible day.

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Thank You Cake & Holiday Activities

December 29th, 2020

Eagan Pointe recently received this beautiful cake and card as a thank you for caring for their loved ones throughout the year. We are so grateful for the kind words and for such a delicious and wonderful treat! ??

Over the past few days, Eagan Pointe Senior Living has looked more like Santa’s workshop!

Though there’s no party this year, we’ve still been spreading holiday cheer.

The Eagan Pointe Elves decorated the lobby and made it look beautiful. Cindy, Lois, and Mari Sue were some of the folks who were busy frosting cookies, which they got to take home – yum! And Caren got creative and crafty, making this adorable mini tree from a pine cone and wine cork.

We’re having fun keeping things festive and safe at Eagan Pointe!

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Thanksgiving Door-to-Door Buffet & Resident Thank Yous

December 18th, 2020

For the Thanksgiving holiday, Eagan Pointe Senior Living served a door-to-door buffet for our tenants. Each of them really enjoyed the meal and the safety measures with which it was served.

We received many THANK YOUs from our tenants, which warmed our hearts:

  • “Thank you for leaving the delicious Thanksgiving dinner for me. It was delicious, as your meals always are!”
  • “We want you and your kitchen crew to know how we appreciated your delicious Thanksgiving dinner. It was very tasty and served beautifully by your cheerful crew. Thank you.”
  • “We thank you for the safe environment you and your staff keep us. Also, for your help in preparing the delicious Thanksgiving dinner. It was the highlight of our day.”
  • “Thank you for the delicious Thanksgiving dinner. Your food made the day more like Thanksgiving with my family. All of the food tasted like home-cooked.”
    “I spent Thanksgiving by myself for the first time in my 84 years. I want to thank you for your efforts to produce a special dinner in this crazy year. We had all the special side dishes, including a dollop of cranberry in the center, a cheese roll, and whipped topping on the pumpkin pie. We’re lucky to have you.”
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