Summer Luau

Carrington Court recently hosted a luau for our residents and their families. To say it was a huge hit is an understatement. The evening was wonderful with delicious food, good company, amazing entertainment, and fun family pictures to top it off. We would like to give a gigantic thank you to all of the staff that made this event possible, to the families that came to share the evening with us, and to the men that came to dance for us. See below the fabulous pictures and outfits everyone wore for this fun event.

Fourth of July Fun!

Our memory care residents had a great time with activities for Independence Day! A few days before the holiday we made festive wreaths to hang on doors…

We also ate festive cookies, and made red, white and blue bracelets! It is always such a fun holiday to celebrate!

 

Books and Music with the Library

We had some amazing guests come from the South Jordan Library! They read a fun book and along with the story we all sang songs and talked about fun memories. It was such a fun experience, we are so grateful they took time to come share with our memory care residents.

 

Leatherby’s July Trip

One thing is for certain around Carrington Court and that is that everyone here loves ice cream. Our favorite place to go indulge in our love for ice cream is Leatherby’s Family Creamery. Their home churned ice cream is some of the best in the valley and they give enough that no food is required for days afterward. See below the wonderful treats we gobbled up on our most recent trip.

Norma

Rhea

Vicki

Scott

Ellen

Mike

Jeane

Lynn H.

Bob

Floyd

Frank

Eulala

Scholarship Craft

Carrington Court recently gave out a few scholarships to some deserving students. As part of the scholarship the students were required to come up with a craft and a game to share with our residents. One of the recipients decided to make anti-skid socks with our residents and play Family Feud afterward. Needless to say both activities were a hit and we are so thankful for the thought and time put in by our scholarship students. We wish them all the best in the future.

Gene playing Family Feud

Gene and Marilyn playing Family Feud

Always interesting questions during Family Feud

One of the activities was Family Feud

Larry’s socks

Myrna’s socks

Isn’t this design cool?!

A fishing we will go

Frank’s sunny socks for his sunny disposition

Someone likes the Penguins

You can never go wrong with Christmas

These socks were so fun to make

Such cute designs

Just a little something to brighten the day

Lynn H. and Molly hard at work with their volunteers

Larry getting to work

Myrna and Norma learning how to use the paint

Jeane is listening intently to her volunteer

Lynn T. getting in the swing of things

Marilyn and Dona hard at work

 

Summer Luau

Aloha! We had such a fun tropical night celebrating family and summer time! And everyone got dressed up for the occasion. Our residents shared time with family, great food, and amazing entertainment! Everyone loved the great father, son dance team, they were so fun to watch it made the night an unforgettable experience!

We had a lot of fun taking pictures of everyone all dressed up!

Pictures from the fun dance performance

 

 

Last Saturday Salt Lake City was host to a LDS youth conference. As part of the conference the youth were sent out to five different assisted livings to sing and have a root beer float social. The youth in the group that came to Carrington sang America the Beautiful, God Bless America, and the National Anthem. We were so glad to get to meet these teenagers and get to know them over root beer floats.

Chad and Suzanne visiting with some of the youth

Monica and one of the youth leaders

Louis getting to know one of the youth

Maggie

Larry and Carolyn

Dona

Lynn T. and one of the youth having an intense discussion

Lynn H.

Myrna

Norma

Vicki and Marilyn

Rhea

Frank

Kay

Listening to the National Anthem

National Anthem

The youth group singing the National Anthem for us

Looking up the words to America the Beautiful

Chad and Suzanne enjoying a root beer float

Frank was very happy that we were given ice cream

 

Father’s Day Fishing Trip

Every year close to Father’s Day our assisted living crew take a day to relax and get some fishing in at Grandpa’s Pond in Sandy. This year we had quite the crew that accompanied us. We are so thankful for the friends, family, and staff that joined us for this outing and made it successful and so much fun for everyone. While we did not catch many fish (only two) the memories we made today and the fun we had were very much worth it.

Kenn manning the BBQ

Eating the delicious BBQ that Kenn cooked for us

We are never too old for slides

Admin staff letting their hair down

Alexa and Nicole up front, Kylie and Kaitlyn in back

A few of our friends and family that joined us to help set up fishing poles

Norma

Raquell helping Molly and Rhea

Mike

Jeane and Lynn H.

Vicki

Jeane

Ellen

Marilyn

Molly

Larry

Myrna catching a quick snooze

Connie

Frank

Larry

Ellen hard at work on her daily puzzles

Molly with her fish (we let him go)

Marilyn getting some “expert” advice

Floyd

Louis with his fish (we let him go too)

Norma and some of our visitors feeding the ducks

The ducks were all over today

Beautiful Butterflies

Several weeks ago we got a kit to watch caterpillars grow into butterflies! It was so exciting to see each stage. First they were small little caterpillars that we kept in this small cup:

After a few weeks, they ate and grew to be more than twice the size they were when we got them. Then they crawl up to the top of the cup and hang upside down to form their chrysalis.

After they all formed their chrysalis we took the lid off the cup and placed it in a butterfly habitat so they could hatch.

We waited and waited about a week longer and finally we had butterflies!!!

We kept them in the habitat for about a week. Feeding them orange slices and sugar water everyday. Finally a nice day came along and we released them out into our patio.

They wouldn’t come out except on our fingers, it was fun getting to see them up close on the flowers after they flew away. It was a little sad to let them go, we loved seeing them everyday. Hopefully they will stick around and we can see them every now and them.

Music, Music, Music

Our memory care residents love music! We had a visit from the lovely Harmony singers! They sang songs we all remember, everyone sang a long and enjoyed the show!