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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.