Senior Living & Memory Care Activities

Daily opportunities to laugh, learn & conenct with others!

Monthly Senior Living & Memory Care Activity Calendars

Activities At Northern Lakes Assisted Living & Memory Care

Northern Lakes Assisted Living & Memory Care provides a variety of regularly scheduled activities on and off-site including:

  • Monthly birthday celebrations
  • Pancake breakfasts
  • Pet therapy
  • Memory Care outings
  • Movie matinees
  • Resident council
  • Music therapy

Outings in the Community

Experience the thrill of adventure with our senior living community outings program!

Our outings include trips to theater shows, local dining, sporting events, arboretums, fishing spots and more. These activities are designed to promote social engagement, cognitive stimulation and overall well-being. Going out and exploring the community can also help to reduce feelings of isolation and increase a sense of belonging.

Join us and discover the fun of going out and exploring Baxter and Brainerd.

Faith & Spirit 

Ebenezer (meaning Stone of Help) began as a faith-based community of Norwegian immigrants back in 1917. We are proud of that heritage. The founders looked to their Lutheran faith to advocate for the poor, the newly arrived immigrants and especially for the forgotten seniors in their midst.

We offer weekly spiritual services. We have built relationships with local Pastors, Fathers & Lay Ministers that serve the spiritual hearts of our residents through music, message, prayer & communion. We also encourage residents to offer their gifts to the spiritual vibrancy of our community; playing piano, verse reading, prayer and more.

We also offer planned trips on our activity van to enjoy holiday services at local churches for those wanting a larger congregational experience, and trips to special celebration events in our Brainerd Lakes community.


Life Long Learning

Life Long Learning is the process of keeping your mind, body and spirit engaged — at any age — by actively pursuing knowledge and a new experience. Designed to help our residents learn and grow, our Life Long Learning is a collection of coordinated arts and education programs. 

  • Creative engagement: opportunity to imagine and to grow
  • Individual expression: sharing ideas in a safe and supportive environment
  • Community: working together to learn and to create
  • Legacy: sharing and passing on the work created

Research has shown that with opportunities for self-expression and discovery, people experience vibrant living, personal growth, as well as improved mental and physical health. Life Long Learning helps individuals stay connected to their world — it is an essential part of the Ebenezer experience at Northern Lakes.

Music Therapy

Unlock the power of music with our senior living music therapy program!

Our activities include live performances, music workshops, singalongs and other interactive experiences designed to promote emotional well-being, cognitive functioning and social engagement for seniors. Music therapy has been found to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and improve overall quality of life.

Join us and discover the joy of music and its positive impact on the mind and body.

Movement/Exercise & Wellness

  • Stretch and Balance: A class combining Matter of Balance curriculum with stretching to improve core strength & flexibility
  • Chair Yoga: A class led by Lakes Area Yoga Association certified instructor
  • Move with Ease: Adapted movement class inspired by the Arthritis Foundation’s curriculum
  • Northern Walkers: Walking group that hits the Paul Bunyan Trail or the hallways depending  on the weather

Nature & Outdoor Spaces

We celebrate our location and outdoor spaces! With the main dining room patio that leads to the paved Paul Bunyan Trail to our several patios and a peace filled courtyard we have it made in the shade…and sunshine!

  • Our west patio features comfortable & cheerful outdoor seating and a calming landscape for gathering with neighbors, family & friends.
  • The Paul Bunyan Trail is paved and just steps away from our main dining room patio. It is a picturesque path for walking, running or strolling. It is accessible for those using walkers, wheelchairs & motorized scooters. Winter brings cross-country skiers and those hardy enough to hike through the neighboring Arboretum’s groomed trails.
  • The Oriole patio looks out to the start of the Paul Bunyan Trail and features our new attempt at succulent and ornamental gardening.
  • Memory Care courtyard is a hidden gem in the center of our Memory Care wing. It features comfortable seating, colorful outdoor decor, raised bed flower & vegetable gardens, bird feeders and garden decor. If the weather is decent and it’s daylight the courtyard is a popular place.

Intergenerational Connection

Ebenezer and Northern Lakes is proud to have Intergenerational Connections as one of our Cornerstones. Within this program we are committed to creating opportunities for our residents to connect with youth of all ages. This helps to bridge the generation gap, create learning opportunities for both the residents and children.

Examples Of Intergenerational Connections

  • Be A Pal penpal relationships
  • Hosting vocal, instrumental and drama recitals of local youth programs
  • Spa days that include pampering services from fun young adult volunteers
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraising and events
  • Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry

Pet Therapy

Experience the benefits of pet therapy with our senior living program!

Our animal therapy activities are specially designed to help seniors with symptoms of depression, anxiety, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and more. Caring for a pet or interacting with animals can improve quality of life, provide emotional support, and help seniors through life transitions.

Join us and discover the companionship and support that pets can bring.

Community Involvement

Make a difference in your community with our senior living community involvement program!

Our activities include pancake breakfasts, fundraisers, Operation Christmas Child, and other opportunities to give back to the community. These activities are designed to promote social engagement, a sense of purpose and foster a sense of belonging.

Join us and discover the fulfillment of making a difference and the joy of giving back to the community.


Northern Lakes has been a Godsend for my parents. My mom needs the added care and my dad can stay with her. The aides, caregivers and staff are so kind, caring, and professional. They provide such good care. The facility itself is beautiful, clean, and well maintained. It feels homey. 


Northern Lakes is taking extreme care at keeping my mother safe, comfortable, and entertained. They have found a way to make personal visits, to continue the exercise routines and having the residents work out at their doorway. My mom sits in her doorway and plays bingo with those on her floor for prizes.


Contact Northern Lakes Senior Living!


(218) 454-2121


8186 Excelsior Road
Baxter, MN 56425

Get In Touch With Us

Fill out this contact form or give Angelique a call at 218-454-2121 for more information or to schedule a tour!

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