On New Year’s Eve the second floor residents hosted a Pizza/Pajama party for the entire building. Wearing pajamas was optional, but there were many who thought it was a fun idea. There were fancy gowns as well as cozy pajamas.
The menu was salad, pizza, and various bars and cookies. Prior to the meal, a toast was given wishing all a wonderful year ahead. After the meal, five games of Bingo were played with cash prizes.
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Valley View Cooperative is all dressed up for Christmas. Inside our lobby we have wonderful displays. A resident donated all of the ceramic pieces and the detail on them is amazing!
We hope you enjoy viewing a few of the many beautiful Christmas decorations that the Residents at Valley View Senior Cooperative enjoy sharing with all in our home.
The Christmas dinner at Valley View Cooperative was hosted by the third floor this year. Prior to the dinner, the Hospitality Committee hosted a “Thank You” to give recognition to the Board members for their big contributions throughout the year in making our cooperative a wonderful place to live.
Mike Henry (seen to the right of the clock, wearing a black sports coat and white shirt) was our guest entertainer. He has created a one hour program of popular Christmas recordings from the 40s 50s and 60s. Mike worked about 160 hours to compile this wonderful program, purchasing record albums, searching the history of the recording artists, and how long the particular recording remained popular. He played little clips from each song and many in the audience sang along. It was fun to learn that Brenda Lee recorded “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree“ when she was merely 13 years old! Last year that song hit number two on the best 100 hits of the year.
Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time and we thank the third-floor residents for providing a wonderful evening.
We enjoyed a delicious catered meal of Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, carrots, plus julekage and lefse. For dessert we were treated to New York cheesecake with cherries.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEAN!!
Reaching 100 years old is no small accomplishment. At Valley View Cooperative of Eden Prairie, we all love to celebrate and our very own Jean S. has reached a wonderful milestone for which we celebrate with her!
Last week the fourth floor was responsible for providing a dinner for the building. The menu was a complete 2021 Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. The meal was catered and enjoyed by all. Following dinner the Valley View residents were treated to a concert by tenor Chad Shultis.