Heart to Home works hard to create an enriching activity program. Our blog captures the essence of day-to-day activities and happenings at our residential care homes. You will notice a larger emphasis on outdoor activities during the summer months and more in-house events (music therapy, pet therapy etc.) during the winter months. Given our smaller size you will also notice that our staff have frequent times where they can enjoy one-on-one activities with our residents.
We've had a nice winter here at Heart to Home. During the holiday season we spent time decorating the homes, baking treats and visiting with friends and family. Once the ball dropped and we welcomed 2024 we continued to stay festive for the winter season with our very own Heart to Home Winter Carnival. The Winter Carnival lasted for a week and was filled with a variety of resident activities. We had lots of fun and lots of smiles! Cheers to a wonderful 2024!Read More
We've had a great time this summer at Heart to Home. A few of the summer highlights include going to Rogers Lake Park for resident outings, resident gardening programs, a Minnesota State Fair themed week, Pink Cow Ice Cream truck visits, Jammn' with Joanne Bolles and an on-site petting zoo! Each week we work on creating Cherished Moments for our residents and their loved ones. It is truly remarkable to watch caregivers and residents celebrate each moment here at Heart to Home. Thank you to all of the H2H staff for making our summer so memorable!Read More
We've had a wonderful springtime at Heart to Home. We started a new activity program where we receive fresh cut flowers from a Precious Petals Florist in West Saint Paul. Once we receive the fresh cut flowers our residents take time arranging them and placing them throughout the homes. It's a fun way to engage our residents in purposeful activities. We have also started our outdoor gardening projects. We will have raised bed resident flower and veggie boxes blooming throughout the summer. With the nicer weather upon us we have also began to enjoy more outdoor neighborhood walks, trips to the local ice cream shop and lunch at local restaurants. Below are some additional photos from all of the activities at Heart to Home this spring!Read More
We had a wonderful winter season at Heart to Home. We celebrated Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years and Valentines! For each holiday we decorated our homes, incorporated seasonal appropriate activities and added fun holiday foods to our menu. Some of the highlights were visits from carolers and making chocolate dipped strawberries!Read More
We've kept busy this fall at Heart to Home. We've done lots of arts and crafts, enjoyed numerous pet therapy visits and did some singing and swinging with Joanne Bolles our wonderful musical entertainer!Read More
We've enjoyed a fun month at Heart to Home. We had Pink Cow Ice Cream trucks visit our homes, made lots of arts and crafts and enjoyed many puppy visits that would melt your heart!Read More
This summer has been a fun one so far! We've enjoyed a few birthday parties, our musical guests, the Pink Cow Ice Cream truck, Second Hand Hounds therapy dogs, and many other fun activities. One thing is true, if the sun is shining we are outside soaking up the rays!Read More
We've had a nice April so far at Heart to Home. The weather hasn't always cooperated but on those occasional warm spring days we make sure to sneak outside for some fresh air and sunshine. We have also been busy with arts, crafts, baking projects, musical guests and therapy dog visits. Happy Spring!Read More
Despite the rising COVID cases in the US we have managed to enjoy some fun holiday times around Heart to Home. We baked cookies, decorated our Christmas trees, enjoyed some holiday music and spent time with friends and family. A fun time was had by all!Read More
We had a fun state fair party at the Manors this past month. We purchased the state fair food box from the Minnesota State Fair for the residents to enjoy, and set up a variety of games and activities for the residents to participate in. It was a fun change of pace and brought back many fun memories for everyone.
As we move into the fall months we are enjoying lots of time outdoors including watching our pumpkin patch grow. When the pumpkins are large enough we will paint them and begin decorating the houses for Halloween. We always enjoy a fun celebration at the Manors. Cheers!Read More