Please join us in welcoming Garrett Bothun to the Ebenezer and Aurora on France leadership team! Garrett joins us as our Campus Administrator at Aurora on France Senior Living in Edina, MN.
Garrett has his BA degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and his MBA from St. Thomas. Garrett had most recently been the Campus Administrator at a smaller community in the western suburbs.
He is looking forward to bringing his knowledge and experience to Aurora on France and adding to their already fantastic team!
Welcome to our community Garrett!!!
Does the thought of downsizing and moving overwhelm you?
We're here to help! Join Aurora on France and Gentle Transitions as we provide tips to help those considering a move into senior housing or preparing for the future.
Our presenter is Jill Freeman, Move Specialist and Professional Sorter with Gentle Transitions. She'll be presenting educational tips for individuals who may be moving or decluttering sometime in the future. From downsizing, sorting and getting rid of the access to packing , unpacking and resettling, you'll gain valuable knowledge and resources to help you through this process "gently."
October 24th | 2pm-3pm
Aurora on France | Community Room
6500 France Avenue South | Edina, MN 55435
Everyone who attends will be eligible for prize drawing of $2500 off Gentle Transitions move package if they move into Aurora on France within 6 months.
***Please park across the street in Skyview garage - walk across skyway to Aurora on France - we will VALIDATE PARKING
RSVP to Amanda Williams by October 18th at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-848-8842
Aurora on France is excited to introduce our new Memory Care activity assistant, Julie Anderson. Julie’s journey with Ebenezer began a few years again when she moved her own mother into an Ebenezer community – Cherrywood Point of Roseville. As her mom flourished in her new community, Julie began to get to know its residents, families and staff, including its executive director at the time, Barbara Mekenye. After a time, Barbara offered Julie a job at Cherrywood Point of Roseville and so Julie transitioned from being her mother’s caregiver to being an activity assistant in the memory care neighborhood. Several years later, Julie reconnected with Barbara Mekenye, now executive Director at Aurora on France, and Barbara offered her the Memory Care activity assistant position at Aurora on France.
Previously Julie worked in schools as a kitchen manager. Her background working with kids, her love of crafts and her outgoing yet patient personality make her a perfect fit for the job. Julie says she has never had a bad day working with memory care residents and has learned so much from them. She says, “My days are filled with fun and I always leave work happy.”
Outside of work, Julie is married and has one adult daughter. She is also involved with the local Swedish community – singing in “Cloudberries”, a Swedish women’s choir and playing the violin with a children’s Swedish folk dance group.
You can contact Julie at Aurora on France at 952-848-8888 or by email at email@example.com.
We'd like to introduce Shirley Norberg who is 92 years young from Northbrook, IL and is recuperating in our Transition Care Unit. She was an Assistant Concert Master with the Lake Forest Symphony for 25 years and is an extremely talented musician.
Shirley, along with her awesome family that came to visit, gave us many wonderful concerts throughout the building this week. Her son, Roger, commented, "These musical visits have kept Shirley's spirits up and have helped with her rehabilitation. Music has been the key to her longevity."
Thank you Shirley and family for the wonderful entertainment at Aurora on France and for choosing Aurora on France.
Aurora on France offers FREE class on Health Care Directives
Who would make decisions for you if you could not due to an injury or illness?
Do your loved ones and health care team know your choices?
This class is for anyone who wants to create or update a Health Care Directive. We will guide you through the Honoring Choices Minnesota Health Care Directive. You will receive copies of the directive and resources to help you think about your choices.
Tuesday, April 24th at 2:00pm | Cahill Community Room
Call Anna if you have any questions!
We’re asking friends, family, residents and staff of Aurora on France to join us at our Community Walk!
So many of our friends have had their lives or someone they know affected by cardiovascular diseases or stroke. We want to join the AHA in improving those lives while reducing deaths from heart disease and stroke significantly. We hope that you can come, bring a friend and donate a little change to make a change.
Throughout the month of April, you’ll have the opportunity to stop at our “Donate Change for Change” Box in our lobby. All proceeds will go towards the MN Chapter of the American Heart Association!
Please check out these other opportunities in April to support heart health!
Tuesday, April 17th at 11:00am- Tina Schied from the American Heart Association will share her, “All Things Heart” presentation in the Community Room
Thursday, April 19th at 2:00pm- Aurora will host its own Community Heart Walk around the building as a group! All are encouraged to join in the walk and promote heart health!
Please RSVP to either event with Amanda Williams at (952) 848-8842
Determining when the “right time” to move into a senior living community can be a very complicated decision-making process. A growing trend is that many people wait for a significant health or caregiving crisis to happen before considering a move. Unfortunately, we don’t often make sound decisions in crisis situations and waiting until a crisis also severely limits choices. We want to encourage you to attend our FREE seminar to learn about creating and having a plan for moving to a senior living community as well as the benefits of moving before something happens.
About Our Presenter: Our presenter is Sandra McGurran, Social Worker
Supervisor for Care Management & Integrative Healing Therapies for Fairview Homecare & Hospice. She has a wealth of knowledge, experience and community resources and will have time for questions after her presentation.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Presentation | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
FREE snacks and beverages will be available.
Aurora on France | Community Room
6500 France Avenue South | Edina, MN
Please park in the Fairview Skyway Ramp, take the skyway over to Aurora on France and elevators down to 1st floor. We will be validating your parking.
RSVP to Amanda at 952-848-8842 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us as we celebrate National Pi Day with a Pies at Aurora on France! We will be sampling delicious pies baked by Chef Rob.
Wednesday, 3/14 at 3:00pm
RSVP to 952-848-8888
In celebration of #NationalPancakeDay - we had a Flapjack Breakfast at our community!
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This afternoon, we welcomed 135 kindergarten students from Eagle Ridge Academy in Eden Prairie for a Valentine's Day performance.
The students started with the Pledge of Allegiance, sang popular nursery rhymes and then ended with a reception of heart shaped cookies with the residents.
They also handed out homemade valentine cards to all the residents which you'll see in the photos. It was a fun event for the residents, they were so impressed by how well behaved they were!
Thanks for visiting Eagle Ridges Academy!!
Aurora Senior Living is managed by Ebenezer, Minnesota’s largest senior living operator. Ebenezer is the senior housing division of Fairview Health Services and has 100 years of experience serving older adults.