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.

Red Butte Garden

There is no better way to begin the autumn season than a visit to the Red Butte Garden. Our assisted living crew recently visited the gardens in order to get one last look at the summer plant life before autumn begins to turn the leaves. This is one of our favorite trips as we love seeing the beauty that nature has to offer and the staff at the gardens are amazing and give such a wonderful tour. See below the wonders of nature we were treated to.

School Supply Run

Here at Carrington Court we are very lucky to have so many of our community members come to visit with us and we want to make sure we are giving back to our community. With this in mind our assisted living crew recently visited Jackling Elementary School to donate some much needed school supplies. We had so much fun being able to visit and meet some of the staff whose classrooms the supplies would be going to.

Norma and LaRae

Lynn and Myrna

Molly

Mike

Jeane

Floyd

Vicki

 

At the school getting ready to deliver the supplies

Louis

Sunset art

Breanne, the art teacher from Indian Hills Elementary has once again let us enjoy her talents as an artist and a teacher. She helped our assisted living crew create water colors of sunsets to enjoy as decoration in our rooms. We always enjoys our time with Breanne as she lets us use our imaginations and create a painting that is as realistic or abstract as we want it to be. Thank you again for spending time with us and letting us enjoy the process of creating art!

 

West Jordan Senior Center Band

There is never a dull moment when the West Jordan Senior Center Band decides to pay our assisted living crew a visit and their most recent visit was no exception. This group of local seniors truly puts their heart and soul into playing music and having fun together and it shows during each performance. During their most recent visit with our assisted living crew we were able to do the twist together and sing some fun 50s era music to go with the poodle skirt and greaser dolls. We can’t wait until the band visits again!

Parting is such sweet sorrow

It is always hard to say goodbye to our University of Utah students after twelve weeks of getting to know one-another. However, we are so excited to see where their futures lead them. The most recently group of U of U students ended their time with us mid-August. Three of the students (Brandon, Monica, and Megan) are going on to further their educations with masters and doctoral programs and one of the students (Tierra) is jumping straight into the workforce to lead senior community activity exercise groups. We wish you well Megan, Tierra, Monica, and Brandon!

Everyone is trying to complete the brain-buster exercise

Brandon leading the group in the brain-buster exercise (your hands must move opposite directions while spinning your fingers)

Musical Jeopardy (residents versus U of U students)

Brandon, Monica, and Megan helping keep score and track of the questions/music

Tierra was the master-mind behind the musical selections

The U students lost miserably

Time for reminiscing questions

Sharing stories about our past experiences with each other

We don’t do serious here 🙂    (Norma and Jim)

End of semester pictures!

Silly faces

Strike a pose

Dancing the day away

Superman!

U for University of Utah

 

Feeding the birds at Liberty Park

Recently our assisted living crew took a trip to Liberty Park to feed the geese and the ducks. Norma, Molly, and Vicki were able to hand feed a few of the geese. We had so much fun. It was a gorgeous day for an outing and to visit with good friends and community members.

Mike and Ellen

Floyd, Mike, Ellen, Lynn H., Molly, and Myrna

Norma, Jeane, and Vicki

Scott

Molly hand feeding a goose

Vicki and Norma hand feeding the geese

Norma hand feeding a goose

Floyd, Mike, Ellen, and Lynn up close with a goose

Norma is always up for chatting with the younger generation

Mike, Ellen, Lynn H., Molly, Louis, and Myrna

These geese were not shy at all!

We had so much fun today getting to feed the geese and ducks!