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The Arbor Advisor | October 2021

Together We Get It Done! We are fully into fall here at Arbor Springs, and ready for all the fun ahead in October! So as we enter the spookiest month of the year, we are already finding great ways to engage with our community and stay connected with each other! We [...]

The Arbor Advisor | October 20212021-10-01T21:46:59+00:00

The Arbor Advisor | September 2021

Saying Goodbye To Summer! August brought us the last full month of summer and a whole lot of fun! We love that we got to do so much with our friends here at Arbor Springs and that so many of our wonderful community members were able to join in. We had [...]

The Arbor Advisor | September 20212021-09-01T19:51:06+00:00

The Arbor Advisor | August 2021

Good Summer Days!! July, let us get out to take in some sun and the outdoors. We took a wonderful walk to Pappajohn Sculpture Park, taking in the beauty of Des Moines. Our community members got to enjoy some good ole fashion fishin’ as well! It was a fantastic time, and [...]

The Arbor Advisor | August 20212021-08-03T16:07:58+00:00

An Inside Look At Montessori – Get Up and Sing, Dance, or Whatever…with Montessori

Music and movement can have a profound impact on those suffering from memory loss. The benefits of these things are wide reaching and can be helpful in all stages of aging. Music can be especially beneficial in the early stages of Alzheimer's and dementia. Since this type of activity can be so beneficial, I'd like [...]

An Inside Look At Montessori – Get Up and Sing, Dance, or Whatever…with Montessori2021-07-29T21:17:30+00:00

The Arbor Advisor | July 2021

Happy Fourth! It’s officially summer! And wow, are we ready for it! So while we’ve got some fun things ahead of us in the month to come, we had a pretty great June all things considered. We celebrated all our wonderful dads with none other than some tasty donuts for a [...]

The Arbor Advisor | July 20212021-07-07T23:21:00+00:00

The Arbor Advisor | June 2021

Commemorating Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month! What a wonderful May! We had an especially great time celebrating Mother’s Day with all of our lovely decorations and all of our lovely ladies! But that wasn’t all we did. There was a lot of cooking and coming together for good food and good [...]

The Arbor Advisor | June 20212021-06-02T00:27:45+00:00

The Arbor Advisor | May 2021

Happy Mother's Day to all The Moms! We were pretty busy in April! We also continued to be safe and take necessary precautions as we adjust to our new normal. But this month we were able to have a lot of fun as well! We kicked things off right with an [...]

The Arbor Advisor | May 20212021-04-30T21:27:38+00:00

An Inside Look at Montessori – Arts and Crafts with Your Loved One

I am so happy to continue our series on Montessori-Based activities you can do with your loved one. If you didn't get a chance to check out our previous post on cooking with your loved one, take a look at it and have some fun! Either way, in this post, I would like to share [...]

An Inside Look at Montessori – Arts and Crafts with Your Loved One2021-04-23T20:59:28+00:00

The Arbor Advisor | April 2021

We Love Valentine's Day! Last month marked a full year since the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. We have been through so much over the year and have experienced loss, grief, and even hope. Now, it is safe to say we are on the other end of the worst COVID-19 [...]

The Arbor Advisor | April 20212021-04-01T18:41:51+00:00

An Inside Look At Montessori – Cooking with Your Loved One

Family and food: These are two things that are very important to our community and me here at Arbor Springs. So when I talk about food, I can't help but think about it in the context of the work we do here to help you and your loved one connect. The use of Montessori principles [...]

An Inside Look At Montessori – Cooking with Your Loved One2021-03-25T22:43:57+00:00