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Assisted Living Facilities Nestled Within Minnesota’s Warm Community

A stereotypical Minnesotan trait includes manners referred to as “Minnesota nice,” a strong sense of community and shared culture. “Minnesota nice,” not to be confused with “Minnesota Ice,” carries over nicely into the roughly 4,000 healthcare facilities in the state. The facilities include nursing homes, independent and assisted living facilities, hospices and adult day care centers for seniors. Millions of years ago, glaciers sculpted the state of Minnesota, flattening the land and carving out thousands of lakes, which are now linked by great rivers such as the Mississippi. Minnesota’s lyrical Sioux name, meaning ‘land of sky-tinted water’, is a reflection of its aquatic nature. The state is also known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.”  These waters, together with forests, parks, and wilderness areas, offer residents and tourists a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities during the summer months.

Nearly sixty percent of Minnesota’s residents live in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area known as the “Twin Cities”, the center of transportation, business and industry, education and home to an internationally known arts community. Minnesota is home to the Mayo Clinic, a world renowned medical practice, based in Rochester. Mayo and the University are partners in the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics, a state-funded program that conducts research into cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular health and obesity. Minnesota’s residents participate in high levels of physical activity, and many of these activities are outdoors. Their strong interest in environmental issues has been attributed to the popularity of these pursuits. The interest in exercise and health is well known in the state and assisted living facilities incorporate regular exercise programs into their schedules to keep their residents resilient and healthy. The warmer months during summer are cherished, and many activities often involve water. Weekend and longer trips to family cabins on Minnesota’s numerous lakes are a way of life for many residents. The staffs at assisted living facilities frequently arrange nature day excursions for their residents during the summer months.

The hobby of fishing is extremely prevalent considering the numerous amounts of lakes, streams, and rivers. More than 36% of Minnesotans fish, second only to Alaska. Fishing does not cease when the lakes freeze; ice fishing has been around since the arrival of early Scandinavian immigrants. Minnesotans have learned to embrace their long, harsh winters in ice sports such as skating, hockey , and snow sports such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Minnesota’s north boundary is Lake Superior. The north shore is lined with interesting harbor towns and villages, including the international shipping port of Duluth, the gateway to the Scenic Hwy-61 Lakeshore Drive that offers superb views all the way to the Canadian border. There is something else Minnesota is known for and it is their Minnesota Vikings professional football team. It’s no wonder nearly every assisted living facility in Minnesota has a Monday night football party on their calendar!

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About The Author: Gloria Ha’o Schneider is an expert in senior citizen and baby boomer issues. Her topics revolve around Senior Living and Healthcare to provide the latest information to this demographic as well as their families and loved ones.

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