At Trillium Woods, residents like to keep busy by attending events, pursuing personal goals, or just catching up with family and friends. To keep up to date on the latest events, check back here often. We’ll have stories about everything going on at Trillium Woods and within senior living.


A Growing Community

Treating residents to a diverse menu that’s fresh and healthy has always been a priority for Trillium Woods, and resident Linda Erlandson Frost has taken that to the next level by establishing and managing our Trillium Woods community garden. When Linda moved to Trillium Woods in 2017, sustainable food cultivation was at the top of …

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The Real Faces of Careers in Aging with Elizabeth Ann Fetner

Trillium Woods Executive Director Elizabeth Ann Fetner was recently featured as a guest on the Gerontological Society of America “GSA on Aging” podcast to discuss the many engaging careers in aging services. Elizabeth Ann shares why she loves working in this important field at Trillium Woods.   “Folks I work with are talented and caring …

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Active Living Meets Skydiving

Senior living communities plan all sorts of outings for their residents – historical tours, dramatic plays, delicious meals – but what about skydiving? Trillium Woods residents and staff did just that on Saturday, July 13, to celebrate resident Marvin Cross’s 90th birthday. Wanting to check off this classic item on everyone’s “bucket list,” Cross concocted …

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Innovative Dining Trends in Senior Living

For a long time, it has been thought that seniors can be simple eaters. A protein, two vegetables, and a starch. Or that they are creatures of habit that are eating by 4 and done by 4:30. It’s the furthest thing from the truth and what many senior living communities are trying to steer away …

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Vine to Table

A Trillium Woods resident helped the community take a big step this summer to becoming more sustainable.  Over the course of the summer months, resident Linda Frost brought in over 125 pounds of fresh produce for the Trillium Woods restaurants. Like Frost says, “I don’t want this to be farm to table, I want it …

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“Hey Alexa”

Starting in January, Trillium Woods provided Amazon Alexa devices to 16 of its residents at The Birches, which is the building’s on-site health center. The Alexa device connects to an app called Soundmind. With a simple voice command, residents can ask Alexa to call health center staff or check the daily schedule. Read more on …

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The Benefits of Outdoor Yoga Practice for Seniors

It’s no secret that it is important to stay active, both physically and mentally, as you age. But did you know that combining exercise with being outside can be even more beneficial than exercise alone? One way the Trillium Woods health & wellness team is focusing on combining these two elements is by encouraging residents …

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Ending “elderspeak” starts with respect

“Hi sweetie, how are you doing today?” “You are SO cute!” “Do we need to use the potty?” We expect this language in our daycares, but unfortunately it’s all too common in senior living settings as well. Recently addressed by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, the phenomenon of using “elderspeak,” or “baby talk,” when speaking …

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Everyone at Trillium Woods has a story. Here are just a few.

You might have heard there are many interesting, active and thoroughly engaged people who live at Trillium Woods. And trust me, there are! But what you may have been wondering is how these people made the life-changing, life-enhancing decision – for themselves and for the people they love – to call Trillium Woods home.

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