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ACR Summer Bucket List

Summer in Minnesota goes too fast and we are prepared to make the most of it! Join us as we complete the ACR Summer Bucket List so that your summer is full of fun!

It's been a difficult few years of COVID and a staffing crisis. Whether it's in the front yard or in the community, we are eager to help the people with disabilities within our care enjoy every spare moment this summer.

Here are some ideas of fun activities to join in!


Farmers Market

Whether a local Farmers Market or the larger Minneapolis Farmers Market, get out and support local farmers by trying a new fruit or vegetable or picking up some flowers to brighten up your home!

Stone Arch Bridge

Take a scenic walk or roll across the Stone Arch Bridge or stop by the Stone Arch Bridge Festival June 17-18. 

Eat at a Food Truck

There is something extra fun about grabbing a special treat, meal, or beverage from a Food Truck! Check out the Street Food Finder to track down an option close to you when you're ready! 

Como Zoo or Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory or both beloved options for getting out to enjoy the sunshine. Check out and RSVP for the Senior Strolls & Sensory Friendly Mornings for some helpful accommodations if desired! 

Go geo-caching

Sunshine and a scavenger hunt? Count us in! Join in the fun by downloading the app. More great information about geo-caching in Minnesota is available HERE

Movie or Concert in the Park

Lots of free movie and concert opportunities are available over the summer. Check out for free outdoor movies and the Family Fun Twin Cities site has a great list of local free music including festivals! Check it out! 

Visit a Minnesota Roadside Attraction

We love the idea of playing tourist in our own cities! This is such a fun list of some interesting (and strange!) Roadside Attractions that might be fun for a day trip! 

Enjoy the Outdoors!

Enjoying the summer can be done at home too- grab some bubbles and sidewalk chalk, a water activity, or make your own bird feeder to enjoy nature. Even having a meal or a snack outside is a great way to embrace the warm weather...don't forget your sunscreen! 

Direct Care Professional's - The ACR Summer Bucket List is just a starting point! Get creative and think of other exciting ways to help our residents with disabilities have fun over the next few months. Join in on our ACR Summer Bucket List to win fun individual and house prizes while staying active this summer! Tag us in your fun with #ACRSummerofFun and take part in our Bucket List Challenge in the Employee Facebook group. Thanks for helping us make this a great summer for residents as well as staff!

Direct Care Professional and Direct Care Assistant employees at ACR Homes take people with disabilities who are residents on a group outing for ice cream