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Enjoy fun with neighbors in our resident-led activities or a community celebration hosted by our team. There's always something to do or keep busy with at The Fields at Arbor Glen.

Imagine life at The Fields at Arbor Glen. It is Saturday morning and you are enjoying a cup of coffee from your rocking chair on the patio of your new home. Your grandkids are playing in the nearby bocce ball courts and there is a friendly game of pickleball being played with friends. Feel the warm morning sun on your face as you engage in Tai Chi in the garden. Smell the food cooking on the community grill and feel the excitement of people headed over to the neighborhood potluck. Hear the sweet sounds of a harpist, pianist, or singers during special afternoon concerts as you listen with friends and family from the comfort of your new home.

Learn a new hobby or join that “group” you have been meaning to join. Meet people with similar interests and a zest for life just steps away from your front door. Grab a friend and take a boat cruise down the beautiful St. Croix River. Or pack a picnic and take an afternoon bike ride on one of our beautiful trails. Feel the comfort and warm welcome from the people of Lake Elmo as they greet you on your afternoon walks around The Fields at Arbor Glen and our nearby trail system.

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5 Intergenerational Activities That Are Fun for Everyone

Having fun with your grandkids is not always easy. But there are many benefits to enjoying intergenerational activities of all kinds, for everyone. If you’re looking for ways to foster connections between family members, try one of these five ideas at home. You’ll see learning – and smiles – all around.

Color or Craft Together

By bringing together people from different life experiences, intergenerational learning opens up new points of connection, creates new memories, and builds life-enhancing relationships. To encourage that mutually beneficial growth, try working together on a coloring book or a craft project. Collaborating on something creative requires communication and opens up natural sharing opportunities for everyone. Plus, you’ll create a memorable keepsake from your time together.

Play Child-Led Technology Games

In today’s world, children grow up around technology their grandparents couldn’t have imagined, and they have a comfort with app games most seniors simply don’t. Encourage the young people in your life to share their love for tablet and smartphone games with a senior. The child-led teaching will encourage everyone to keep learning and enjoying life together.

Build a Family Tree

Intergenerational learning helps to socialize children and to increase their respect for seniors as they learn from a different perspective. Try starting a genealogy project and encourage everyone to work together on building it. Looking back at ancestry opens up opportunities for seniors and children to learn mutual respect, and it allows seniors to share from their meaningful life experience.

Read Picture Books

The openness of a child’s imagination has plenty to teach all of us – and for seniors, the joy they see in children through intergenerational learning means an enhanced quality of life. Connect the people in your life with picture books that allow for open-ended storytelling and encourage creativity. Taking turns sharing what you see and crafting a story together is a beautiful way to learn from how another person views the world.

Start a Board Game Night

Like any friendship, intergenerational relationships thrive with fun, shared experiences. Find a board game that’s appropriate for the youngest and oldest person in the house and make a tradition of playing games together. You’ll encourage skill development and lifelong learning, and best of all, you’ll spread love and joy as you laugh together.

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