Sensory Poem

The past couple of Saturdays our assisted living crew has been focused on using all five senses for activities in the morning. One of our residents, Jeane L. has written a beautiful poem for this theme.

 

Why do I enjoy Life?

What makes it seem so gay?

Perhaps it’s the adventures that great me everyday.

I can SEE the sun that shines in the sky above.

I FEEL the wind rush through the pines caressing them with love.

I SMELL the blushing flowers as they in silence stand.

I HEAR the graceful babbling stream roam across the sand.

These are some of the adventures that I TASTE day by day.

These are some adventures created in God’s way.

 

We would like to give a huge thank you to Jeane for this beautiful poem!

Purple Tuesday’s

Here at Carrington Court we wear purple every Tuesday to support awareness for Alzheimer’s and dementia. Here are some pictures of our Memory Care residents and getting the whole group involved. Feel free to join us in raising awareness by wearing purple on Tuesdays!

Local Motion Dancers

Our memory care residents were so excited to see all of these fun dancers!! The dance group, Local Motion came and presented some of their younger classes spring showcase and we loved it! There were cute costumes, great dancers and lot’s of fun! We are so grateful they came and shared their talent with us!

Fun with Paper Plates

Our memory care residents had so much fun making these creative spring crafts with paper plates! Isn’t it interesting what you can do with a paper plate and some paint? We made these cute frogs, and then a butterfly that can fly onto the different flowers! Here are some pictures of the art work!

 

Spring Flowers

These pretty lilies were so fun to make. Our memory care residents traced their hands and folded them up into these nice flowers! They make such fun spring decorations around the room.

A Morning with the Opera

Our memory care residents recently got to spend a morning with the opera! It was such a wonderful experience.
Utah Symphony/Utah Opera Performers, Melanie Ashkar, Jesus Vicente Murillo, and Robert Bosworth in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association were gracious enough to come to our facility and share the gift of music and their angelic voices with our amazing residents.
We are so grateful that they came and shared that with us!

Music feeds the soul

We here at Carrington are always tickled pink whenever we have people come perform for us. Recently our assisted living crew was visited once again by the fabulous Deci-Bells. It is always a huge treat for us whenever this group comes to perform for us. We love getting to see the fun costumes, the funky hats, and the absolutely gorgeous music these women make. Here is their most recent visit with an animal theme.

So many rubber ducks

We love that we get to interact with these wonderful women

Greeting our AL crew

Time for a magic show

I think she escaped from the aquarium

They miss the ocean

Rubber duck hats

Roar

Chimney sweeps

It’s Elsa’s cape

Should we tell her?…

Spiders… *shudders*

Ahoy matey

Animal friends

 

Local Motion Spring Showcase

Our assisted living crew always loves to be able to interact with children and watch them enjoys their passions. We were recently visited by the Local Motions Dance Studio for them to present their spring showcase. This group had dancers from two years of age to high school. We loved how passionate the dancers were and cannot wait to see them again.

The two and three year olds

Hip hop teen group

ballet

Pre-K

Nutcracker

Pre-K ballet

Dwarfs from Snow White

Hip Hop pre-teens

In the Navy

Ballet

Interpretive

Jazz

 

We will miss U!

We had a bittersweet goodbye recently for our assisted living crew. The current group of U of U students recently had their last day meeting with us before their graduation. We have been very blessed to have had such a wonderful group of students this past twelve weeks. The time we spent with Skyler, Sammi, Kendall, and Steve seemed to fly by. This group came up with some fantastic games and activities for our AL crew. We are sad to see them leave but wish them the best with dental school, psychical therapy school, and the work force. Good luck and we’ll miss all  your fun balloon ideas!

Enjoying some donuts together one last time

Balloon everything was the theme these past 12 weeks

Goofy faces

Peace out!