This week we went off to the horse race here at Carrington Court! The field had six horses named by the residents, there was:
- Don’t Give Up
- Gone With the Wind
- Go Boy
- Old Rex and
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!
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.
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
At the school getting ready to deliver the supplies
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!
Strike a pose
Dancing the day away
U for University of Utah
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
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!