Surprise visits are the best

We here at Carrington Court are blessed to live in a wonderful neighborhood. A few weeks ago a group of girls decided to pop in for an impromptu visit. They performed some music and acrobatics for us and then played balloon badminton with us. We had so much fun during this surprise visit. We really love our little neighborhood and are so glad to have such wonderful people surrounding us.

Larry, Jeane, and Marilyn posing with the girls

Group picture

Window decor they made for us

Showing us how to do a bridge

Ukulele time

Everyone here loves piano music

It’s so fun to listen to the ukulele

The girls all performed for us. It was very fun to watch

Pioneer Day Floats

Our assisted living crew went to see the Days of ’47 parade floats a few days before the parade in order to see them while having air conditioning. We had a lot of fun getting to see all of the beautiful floats, voting for our favorites, getting to interact with the Days of ’47 royalty, and getting to see some of the performances. Vicki was especially excited as the royalty took time to pose with her and get to know her. Our assisted living crew is so glad that our community makes sure that those who are more sensitive to heat and sun get a chance to see the floats and have fun with the parade participants.

Vicki with the Days of ’47 Queen and First Attendant

Marilyn

Jim

Norma

Floyd

Eulala

Gloria

Vicki, Rhea, Molly, and Carolyn

Rockets away!

One of the best parts of living in a small community is how often Carrington Court receives visitors and offers to interact with various groups in our community. Recently a group of children from one of the neighborhoods close to Carrington came to ask if we would like to participate in launching foam rockets at a local South Jordan park. We, of course, said yes and we are very glad we did. The group consisted of Frank Loeffler (the previous LDS president for Carrington), his son, and his grandchildren. The adults showed us how they created the rocket launchers and showed us how to set them up. They then let us fire the rockets and the children ran after them to bring them back for the next person. We had so much fun interacting with the children and learning from the adults. Our assisted living crew is so thankful that we were able to participate in this awesome activity!

Rhea getting ready to set off one of the rockets

The rocket retrievers. We had so much fun hanging out with these guys!

Glendora and Paige

Frank’s about to set off his rocket

Jim taking a turn

Peter’s up to bat

Floyd about to set off a rocket

Frank was all smiles today

He needed some water in order to keep retrieving the rockets

The kids worked hard to gather all the rockets after they were fired off

He got one!

He got two!

Running the rockets back for the next person to fire them

Setting up to fire the rockets

Homemade rocket launcher. Very cool!

Everyone was very intrigued by the set up process

 

Starry Night

The art teacher from Indian Hills Elementary, Breanne, recently came to visit with our assisted living crew and helped them each create a piece of the Starry Night painting by Vincent Van Gogh. We had such fun doing this as each resident was given just a small piece of the picture to recreate. See below for the awesome final product.

Lynn T.

Carolyn and Molly

Rhea

Norma and Molly

Dona

Frank and Floyd

Jeane

Gloria and Glendora

Floyd

Marilyn

Vicki

Myrna

Lynn H.

Burt and Jim

Maggie, Jim, Jeane, and Larry

The final product with the whole crew and Breanna (yellow polka dot)

Hooray for our awesome project!

 

Summer Luau

Carrington Court recently hosted a luau for our residents and their families. To say it was a huge hit is an understatement. The evening was wonderful with delicious food, good company, amazing entertainment, and fun family pictures to top it off. We would like to give a gigantic thank you to all of the staff that made this event possible, to the families that came to share the evening with us, and to the men that came to dance for us. See below the fabulous pictures and outfits everyone wore for this fun event.

Leatherby’s July Trip

One thing is for certain around Carrington Court and that is that everyone here loves ice cream. Our favorite place to go indulge in our love for ice cream is Leatherby’s Family Creamery. Their home churned ice cream is some of the best in the valley and they give enough that no food is required for days afterward. See below the wonderful treats we gobbled up on our most recent trip.

Norma

Rhea

Vicki

Scott

Ellen

Mike

Jeane

Lynn H.

Bob

Floyd

Frank

Eulala

Scholarship Craft

Carrington Court recently gave out a few scholarships to some deserving students. As part of the scholarship the students were required to come up with a craft and a game to share with our residents. One of the recipients decided to make anti-skid socks with our residents and play Family Feud afterward. Needless to say both activities were a hit and we are so thankful for the thought and time put in by our scholarship students. We wish them all the best in the future.

Gene playing Family Feud

Gene and Marilyn playing Family Feud

Always interesting questions during Family Feud

One of the activities was Family Feud

Larry’s socks

Myrna’s socks

Isn’t this design cool?!

A fishing we will go

Frank’s sunny socks for his sunny disposition

Someone likes the Penguins

You can never go wrong with Christmas

These socks were so fun to make

Such cute designs

Just a little something to brighten the day

Lynn H. and Molly hard at work with their volunteers

Larry getting to work

Myrna and Norma learning how to use the paint

Jeane is listening intently to her volunteer

Lynn T. getting in the swing of things

Marilyn and Dona hard at work

 

Last Saturday Salt Lake City was host to a LDS youth conference. As part of the conference the youth were sent out to five different assisted livings to sing and have a root beer float social. The youth in the group that came to Carrington sang America the Beautiful, God Bless America, and the National Anthem. We were so glad to get to meet these teenagers and get to know them over root beer floats.

Chad and Suzanne visiting with some of the youth

Monica and one of the youth leaders

Louis getting to know one of the youth

Maggie

Larry and Carolyn

Dona

Lynn T. and one of the youth having an intense discussion

Lynn H.

Myrna

Norma

Vicki and Marilyn

Rhea

Frank

Kay

Listening to the National Anthem

National Anthem

The youth group singing the National Anthem for us

Looking up the words to America the Beautiful

Chad and Suzanne enjoying a root beer float

Frank was very happy that we were given ice cream

 

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