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!

Tracey Aviary

Our memory care residents had a great time at the Tracey Aviary the other day. It was such nice weather all the birds were out and about! We saw baby flamingos, peacocks wandering around, owls and all sorts of birds! There are so many flowers and gardens too that we enjoyed. And it was even more special to have all our family members come enjoy it with us! To top it off we ended our trip with a picnic lunch in the aviary! It was a great day!

 

We love volunteers!

At Carrington Court we love volunteers! Involving the community in what we do is important to us. So, it was really fun to have this big group from Castle and Cooke mortgage come and join in activities with our memory care residents. Some played basketball, others did a really fun craft, some did puzzles, and others just sat and visited. It was such and enjoyable morning we were sad to see them go.

 

National Blueberry Month

July was national blueberry month! And to celebrate we made some blueberry sorbet! It was tasty and the perfect summer treat!

 

Happy Pioneer Day!

Pioneer Day is such a fun holiday, with a lot of memories of traditions for some of the residents.  Our memory care residents celebrated for a few days, with so many different activities and crafts we couldn’t fit them all into one day.

One day we made little dolls out of yarn! At first they seemed complicated but everyone figured it out and they turned out so cute!

Then, it was hard work but well worth it to make our own butter! We just shook up some cream and salt until we had butter! It tasted really good especially on the muffins we made that morning.

It was hard work cutting and gluing everything together but a lot of fun to make these covered wagons! We are grateful we didn’t have to travel in these!

On Pioneer Day we all sat down and watched the parade on TV! Parades are full of tradition, especially for this holiday, and it’s so nice to watch it inside with air conditioning! After the parade, we played a fun horse race game.

These next pictures are of the handkerchief dolls we made!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homemade Ice Cream

Our Memory Care residents had such a fun time making ice cream! It brought back a lot of memories for some and freezing cold hands for all. We shook up the ingredients in bags of ice, after a while we wrapped them in blankets to save our hands! It was well worth it, and so yummy!

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!

And this is the cake we made and decorated like a flag! So yummy!

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.