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

Paws, noses, and tails

We love any and all visitors here at Carrington Court. Some of our visitors are somethings of the four legged variety. Animal interaction is a great way to perk up anyone’s day and our assisted living side loves getting to love on dogs. A local group, Life is Pawsible, recently brought in some of the dogs they show and train and let us interact with them after showing us some of the tricks they can do. It was a fun afternoon and we hope they come to visit again.

The pups posing for us

Interacting with our assisted living crew (Norma and Vicki)

Dona, Floyd, Scott, and Lynn H. getting to know one of the dogs

Jeane getting ready to say “hi”

Alice chatting with one of the handlers while getting loves

A gentle giant

Molly and Gene

Lynn T. and Vicki

Louis

Lisa and Suzanne

Introducing the dogs

Such a smart pouch; able to read commands

Sitting pretty

Wanting cuddles

Just hanging out

Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.  – Michael J. Fox

Here at Carrington Court we love seeing families interact and visit. We are especially excited when families decide to share their gifts and talents with us. Recently the family of Lynn H. paid us a visit to show off their amazing singing voices and their abilities with various instruments. They played show tunes, patriotic songs, and lullabies for us. Our assisted living crew would like to give a big thank you to everyone from Lynn’s family that came to spend the morning with us.

Lynn’s granddaughter’s neighbor who came to accompany the family on the piano. She played beautifully.

Lynn and her sisters and brother; they visit and eat lunch together every Thursday. 

Singing along to “God Bless America”

Singing and dancing to “I hate to get up in the morning”

Lynn’s granddaughters and grandson-in-law

Lynn’s son and daughter-in-law

Lynn’s granddaughter, great granddaughter, and their friend

Lynn’s granddaughter and great granddaughters

Lynn’s great granddaughter was dancing her heart out for us

Lynn’s granddaughter singing for us

Lynn’s great granddaughter stole the show

Lynn’s son and great granddaughters singing “You are my sunshine”

One of Lynn’s great granddaughters

Lynn’s granddaughter and great grandson

 

End of year visit

It is the end of the school year for most children and the first grade students from Jordan Ridge Elementary paid our assisted living crew one last visit before they head out for summer break. It has been a blessing getting to hang out with these children for the past year and we hope they have a wonderful summer and a lot of fun in second grade. See below them singing as their farewell for this school year.

Cowboys and girls

Giddy up

Last visit before the end of the school year

It has been fun visiting with these children throughout the past year

Good luck in second grade

Harmony Singers

We have a lot of talented groups that visit our assisted living crew here at CC. One such group is the Harmony Singers of South Jordan. This is a group of ten women that between them have one hundred and twenty seven grandchildren and have seven grandchildren on the way. Some of our men (Frank, Rolland, and Floyd) were serenaded by these lovely women and the pictures below show how tickled pink they were.

Frank

Floyd

Rolland

Frank, Floyd, and Rolland surrounded by the Harmony Singers

 

Celebrating the Derby

In celebration of the recent running of the Kentucky Derby our assisted living crew held their own “horse race.” Our derby was a little less demanding than the actual Derby but we had fun non-the-less. Rhea and Ellen were the lucky winners and received these beautiful bouquets as their prize. Good job ladies!!

Rhea and Ellen

Strings Recital

“Music give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” – Plato

And we could not agree more with this quote here at CC. Our assisted living crew is always so excited to hear up and coming young talent and it was no different when Max and Ian came to play for us. Max plays the cello and Ian plays the violin. They have both been playing for about four years and you can tell how much they enjoy playing their instruments and creating beautiful music for those around them and how hard they have been working at learning their craft. Thank you again for coming to visit with us.

Max and Ian

Ian

Max

Candy flowers

“The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

With summer quickly approaching our assisted living crew wanted to have a little more of the colors of spring in their lives. In response to this some of our ladies created cute decor for their rooms using dumdum suckers and butterflies. Not only are their creations cute to look at but they are delicious as well. See below for the fun results.

Marilyn

Close up of the cute project

Molly

Back Row: Carolyn, Norma, Vicki, Rhea, Jeane, and Marilyn. Front Row: Molly, Lynn H., Myrna, and Dona

 

Music is life

“The only thing better than singing is more singing.” – Ella Fitzgerald

Our assisted living crew was recently privileged to have the Paula Power’s Studio come perform for them. This children in this group are all learning to better their singing voices with the assistance of Paula. We were able to hear songs from Broadway musicals and some short classic songs as well. A big thank you to everyone from this group for making our day a little brighter. 

Purple Tuesday Continued

Carrington Court has always done it’s best to promote Alzheimer’s awareness. A few years back our administrative staff started Purple Tuesdays in order to better bring awareness to our community. Wearing purple each Tuesday has been a wonderful way to get people to ask why everyone is wearing purple and has allowed us to start conversations about the importance of recognizing, treating, and researching Alzheimer’s Disease. Recently Active Home Health and Hospice began a competition between a few assisted living and memory care facilities in our area. The goal was to have everyone wear purple each Tuesday of the competition and the winner would get a BBQ for the whole facility. While we did not win our staff and residents certainly gave their best to have as much purple as possible. See below the wonderful themes we came up with each Tuesday. Also, a special note to please stay tuned for an update. Active will be posting a special tribute to Carrington Court based on a poem and idea one of our assisted living resident’s came up with. A blog dedicated to this should be posted within the next couple of weeks.

AL CNAs: Raquell, Vickie, Michelle, Riahna, and Shine

The whole gang

AL Residents

CNAs: Back Row: Ashley, Alyssa, Raquell, and Rina. Front Row: Paige, Vickie, Riahna, and Lindsay.

 

Hearts for Alzheimer’s

Back Row: Gene, Lynn T., Floyd, Glen, Larry, and Louis. Front Row: Myrna, Rhea, Eulala, Marilyn, Vicki, Dona, and Jeane. In the background is Suzanne T.

Management: Wayne, Gwen, Debbie, Blanca, Diane, Kylie, Kenn, Nicole, Tina, and Scott

CNAs: Lindsay, Paige, Ashley, and Rina and Maintenance manager: Kenn

Purple Heroes!

Back Row: Ryan, Gwen, Brittany, Doug, Martha, Caza, Blanca, Leticia, Christine. Front Row: Kenn, Natasha, and Crystal.

We can do it!