At Riley Crossing, we offer an abundance of opportunities for our residents to stay active, engaged and living a purpose-filled life with new friends in our community. Our Activity Director thoughtfully crafts a diverse calendar of events tailored to meet each individual’s interests and embraces the variety of unique living spaces within Riley Crossing to create opportunities for meaningful engagement.
Some Examples May Include:
- Trips to the Arboretum, Picnic in the Park, Fishing on a Nearby Lake, Minneapolis Institute of Art
- Exercise 5 times a week including Exercise with Bob, Beach Volleyball, Wii Sports, and more
- Intergenerational Programming with our attached childcare center including holding and playing with infants, gardening with kids, art with kids, science with the kids
- Travelogues, Documentaries, Book Club, and Educational Presentations
- Friday Happy Hour in our Community Room and Patio
- Monday Shopping Outings to Cub, Aldi, Target, or other nearby stores
- Education Music presentations by MacPhail Music Center
- St. Hubert’s services, Non-denominational Worship Service, Communion, and Bible Study
- Trivia and Matinee Tuesdays
- Men’s and Ladies Monthly Lunch Outings
- Bridge, 500 or Other Card/Board Games
- Painting, Pottery, and Creative Craft Groups
- Movies on Friday and Saturday in our Theatre
- Morning and afternoon Resident Socials
- Two large scale parties a month with live music or entertainment
- Special Holiday Themed Events and Elegant Dinners
How can a move to Riley Crossing Senior Living help fight loneliness?
When people move into a senior living community, the older adults often tell us, “I wish I would have moved sooner.” And their family members tell us, “We’ve seen our loved one blossom in the last few months!”
- We bring like-minded people together. Coffee socials, happy hours, and even chatting over lunch helps to grow those meaningful relationships that increase health and longevity.
- Senior living provides opportunities for purposeful engagement in daily life. Our residents like to volunteer, help out their neighbors, share with friends, and read books to Riley Crossing Child Care friends.
- We offer spiritual programming in the community, and often offer transportation to local services. Research shows that regular attendance at faith-based services (no matter the denomination) improves life expectancy.
- At Riley Crossing we have Intergenerational Programming that brings older adults and young children together to work on projects together, enjoy each other’s company, and learn from each other. The young and the young at heart both have so much wisdom to share.
- We provide regularly scheduled fitness classes to help maintain physical mobility. It’s also an environment where you don’t have to feel judged or insecure about using adaptive devices (like walkers or wheelchairs) you may need to help to stay more independent.
- A community bus means you can easily get out and about, to go shopping, visit restaurants, and more. You stay connected with the community at large and continue to do the activities you love.