Cookie Time

We were so excited the other day because Rhea’s daughter came with cookies and frosting! And all of the residents got to decorate their own Valentine’s Day cookie! Cookies are a favorite treat, but it’s even better getting to eat your own creation. Everyone had a great time frosting and getting creative with the sprinkles and of course eating them!

 

We Love BINGO!

The fact that our Assisted Living residents love to play BINGO is not a surprise to many. Though, the other day we decided to mix things up a little! Everyone joined in the fun and wore Valentine’s Day heart head bands! Here are some pictures from the game.

A Day at the Museum

Our Memory Care residents and their families all gathered together to go to the Gale Museum in South Jordan. They got to take a tour of the whole museum, and got to see what South Jordan looked like way back in the day. The museum was full of interesting recreations of homes, stores, and even a schoolhouse and our residents really enjoyed going through all of them and looking at all the little details.

 

 

Off to the Races!

This week we went off to the horse race here at Carrington Court! The field had six horses named by the residents, there was:

  1. Don’t Give Up
  2. Gone With the Wind
  3. Lucky
  4. Go Boy
  5. Old Rex and
  6. Pineapple

Charlotte named horse #3, Lucky and he won! Before we started, Glen, Lynn and Charlotte all picked Lucky to win, and he did! They each get to hold the perpetual winning trophy in their room for a couple of days to celebrate the win!

What a fun game, congratulations Lucky and our winners!

Charlotte

Lynn

Glenn

Happy New Year!

Can you believe it’s 2019 already?  We had so much fun in 2018 here at Carrington Court, and we’re looking forward to another great year with our resdents and families.  Here in Memory Care, we celebrated in the new year in style.  Everyone got hats and party horns and we counted down to 12:00 (PM that is.)  Everyone got to celebrate the beggining of a new, and exciting year together as a community.

“Cherish the present while reminiscing the past.”

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

We had the opportunity to host family and friends here at Carrington for our annual Christmas party.  So many people showed up to our Memory Care to spend some time with loved ones, listen to holiday music preformed live, and enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner!  We even had a very special guest come along to take pictures with our residents and ask them what they wanted for Christmas.  Our residents had so much fun, and the night was filled with carols and sleigh bells and Christmas cheer all around.  We had so much fun hosting this special get together.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Carrington Court!

 

Wreaths for Christmas

We got ready for Christmas here at Carrington by making wreaths for everyone’s doors!  Everyone had a lot of fun getting creative and working together to make sure everyone in Memory Care got to have a wreath.  Now, when you walk down the hall, every door has a bit of Christmas spirit.

The Festival of Trees

We kicked off the Christmas season right with our trip to the Festival of Trees. The residents had a lot of fun looking at all of the decorated trees, and wreaths, and even quilts.  Family members kindly took time out of their schedule to make sure their loved ones had a safe and enjoyable time at the festival.  We had a great group of people!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

All of us at Carrington Court would like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for everyone who helps make this such a wonderful place to live, and we hope you know just how much we appreciate you.

Last week we had the opportunity to host a big Thanksgiving Feast for our residents and their families.  About 65 guests came to celebrate with us in Memory Care, and to help make the party a rousing success!  Thank you to everyone who came, and for showing your love and support to our amazing residents.  They all had a great time, and really appreciated the time you took to spend with them.

Memory Care was all ready and decorated for our big dinner.

Bill got to have dinner with his son after looking forward to it all week!

Al and his daughters

Marion getting in the Thanksgiving spirit! Dorothy and Thelma had a great time together!
Diane was so excited to have dinner with her family
A great group for a family dinner!
Francis enjoying her dessert It was dinner and a show with a great singer, and dancing courtesy of our wonderful Activities Coordinator, DebbyIntroducing our new Activities Assistant, Shelby!  She’s very excited to be here and to get to know everyone.None of this would have been possible without Debby’s dedication and hard work.  We are so thankful for her and all she does to make Carrington such a wonderful place to be!

Be Thankful

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – Oprah Winfrey

It is so important to take a little time each day to be thankful for the wonders, joys, and love we have in our lives. Our assisted living crew recently participated in a craft to create a thankfulness plate to display in their rooms to give a reminder to take time each day to reflect on the amazing things and people we have in our lives. See the fabulous pieces below.

A little silliness is important too 🙂

Back row: Marilyn, Norma, Carolyn, Jim, and Rhea. Front row: Vicki, Molly, Myrna, and Suzanne.