News & Stories
NEWS & STORIES
Sharing all the latest at Knute Nelson
The following news and stories have been compiled to inform you of happenings at Knute Nelson and in aging services. We also feature the stories of individuals who have reached their goals and have an important message to share to inspire others.
Join us for a FREE BBQ-style lunch at the Knute Nelson Annual Community Picnic!
This year’s Community Picnic will be held on Tuesday, August 10 at the Care Center campus (420 12th Avenue East, Alexandria).
Knute Nelson strives to provide high quality care to veterans and their families. We do this through We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of
Crystal Brook Senior Living hosted its second Community Picnic at its campus in Park Rapids, MN.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Knute Nelson Drive-Thru Annual Picnic! It was such a joy for us to see so many smiling faces and share a delicious picnic lunch with you. We are pleased to share that we served a total of 553 picnic lunches—450 total at the Care Center, 53 at Nelson Gables, and 50 at Grand Arbor.
Knute Nelson invites the Park Rapids area to a drive-thru style picnic at their Crystal Brook Senior Living campus on Thursday, September 17th from 11:30 am to 1 pm or from 5 to 6 pm.
Knute Nelson has been nominated by readers of the Echo Press for 8 awards within the Best of the Lakes Area contest. Thank you to those who nominated us!
The Knute Nelson Annual Community Picnic will take place in a drive-thru format this year on Tuesday, August 25th from 11 am to 1 pm. Lunch is free but free will donations will be accepted.
Congratulations to the graduates from Knute Nelson’s 2019 Leadership Academy. The group of 15 individuals has spent the last nine months strengthening and developing their leadership skills.
Spend the holiday season enjoying time with family and friends at our beautiful Grand Arbor Theater. Each Friday from November 29th until Christmas, Grand Arbor by Knute Nelson will be featuring a FREE community movie night in their full-size movie theater – complete with coffee and cookies.
On Tuesday, August 6th Knute Nelson hosted their 14th annual Community Picnic at the Care Center. Everyone in the community and beyond was welcome. We were happy to serve over 1,000 people. Entertainment was provided by Erickson’s Petting Zoo and Two Old Guys.
Knute Nelson will host their annual Community Picnic and 70 year anniversary celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at their campus at 420 12th Avenue East, Alexandria, Minn. The public is invited to attend the BBQ style lunch. There is no cost to attend; however, free will donations are appreciated.
Knute Nelson will be hosting the “Knute Nelson Garden Concerts” Wednesdays from May 29th to August 28th. These concerts will take place in the Healing Gardens from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Knute Nelson is proud to announce the achievement of Gold Level status with the Minnesota Department of Health for antibiotic stewardship at their Care Center campus.
Knute Nelson invites the community to attend up to three public art exhibits this spring. The art displayed was created by Alexandria school children and Knute Nelson residents during joint canvas painting workshops.
Knute Nelson was pleased to participate in the Douglas County Historial Society (DCHS) Hotdish Bake-Off event! Thanks to a recipe from our Nelson Gables campus, attendees voted us as the first place hotdish winner