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Encore at Hugo Unveils Renovations

On June 22, the Quad Area Chamber of Commerce and the Hugo Area Business Association held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of Encore at Hugo assisted living community’s renovations. The community was supported by local leaders and received a first look at the updates. Continue Reading Encore at Hugo Unveils Renovations

Contemplating a Move to Senior Living During COVID-19

As COVID numbers begin to drop, vaccination becomes more wide-spread and restrictions begin to lift, many people are re-evaluating the lifestyle benefits that senior living offers, especially after nearly a year of isolation. While each individual and family must make the choice that is right for them, for some, the advantages of living in a senior living community outweigh the reasons to postpone a move, particularly as we navigate these changing, yet still challenging, times. Continue Reading Contemplating a Move to Senior Living During COVID-19

“Smooth Move” March 25th Virtual Presentation

“Moving Made Easy” March 25th Virtual Presentation

If the thought of moving is heavy, then learn how to lighten the load by attending Encore Assisted Living and Memory Care’s virtual Moving Made Easy presentation. Join Senior Moving and Sorting Specialist Jill Freeman of Gentle Transitions for downsizing and moving advice on Thursday, March 25, from 6 to 7pm. RSVP to Jenell Austin at 651-343-1787 or JAustin@encorecares.com to receive a Zoom link to join the online presentation. Continue Reading “Smooth Move” March 25th Virtual Presentation

Encore Senior Living Begins Administering COVID Vaccines

Together our Encore Senior Living teams have worked diligently to help protect staff and residents throughout the pandemic. Starting in Minnesota, this week we began the next step in fighting COVID-19 with the administration of a two-part vaccine that is being made available to our 1,200 team members and 1,500 residents at 36 Encore locations throughout the Midwest over the next month. Continue Reading Encore Senior Living Begins Administering COVID Vaccines

A Warm Winter Welcome

Dodge the Wild Weather Ride this Winter and eliminate some worry for yourself or a loved one. At Encore Assisted Living and Memory Care, it’s warm and cozy and the forecast calls for… Camaraderie and kinship with neighbors who are always up for card games, exercise and special events. Continue Reading A Warm Winter Welcome

Think “Outside of the Gift Box” to Make Merry Memories with Your Aging Loved Ones

Like so many happenings this year, holiday celebrations are looking much different this season for families everywhere. Even at Encore’s Assisted Living and Memory Care communities it’s not “Christmas as usual,” but we’re finding ways to spread good cheer through decking the halls, playing carols and holiday crafting—and you and your families can too! Continue Reading Think “Outside of the Gift Box” to Make Merry Memories with Your Aging Loved Ones

Contemplating a Move to Assisted Living During COVID-19

Encore Assisted Living and Memory Care communities continue to follow state and national guidelines and welcome new residents while minimizing potential health risks for all those contemplating a move to assisted living during COVID-19 Continue Reading Contemplating a Move to Assisted Living During COVID-19

COVID-19 Safety Update

As we thoughtfully and carefully continue to navigate through COVID-19, please take a moment to understand what Encore Assisted Living and Memory Care communities are doing to operate safely and continue to foster a healthy and happy lifestyle for our residents. Continue Reading COVID-19 Safety Update

Sample a Slice of the Good Life . . . at Encore!

Families often enjoy the slower pace of life that accompanies the fall season. This year, while a lot is different, much remains the same. The days are growing shorter, the leaves are changing colors and apple-picking season is in full swing.

At Encore’s five senior living communities in Minnesota, our residents to relish this time of year – socializing with friends, visiting with family members on the patio and dining on hearty, delicious fall meals. Continue Reading Sample a Slice of the Good Life . . . at Encore!

Champlin Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday with a Parade

May 11 was a special day for one person in Champlin. Clara “Claire” Murphy, a resident at Encore in Champlin, celebrated her 100th birthday.
Her day included her favorite meal for lunch, cake and a “visit” from family and friends in the form of a drive-by car parade. Continue Reading Champlin Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday with a Parade

Dodge Winter’s Predicted “Polar Coaster”

This fall, don’t bury your head in a pile of leaves and deny that Old Man Winter is headed our way. Instead, buckle up and prepare… Continue Reading Dodge Winter’s Predicted “Polar Coaster”

Community Living: It’s Healthier

Staying socially connected and feeling engaged with life becomes more important as we grow older, and not just for mental health reasons. Isolation is a… Continue Reading Community Living: It’s Healthier