St Patrick’s Day

What a fun St Patrick’s Day we had! We made necklaces and listened to traditional Irish music. Later we had the Old Time Fiddlers come play music for us! The residents loved singing and dancing to the music and we all had a great time!

 

 

Spring is in the air! Oh wait, that is the smell of Leatherby’s Ice Cream!

Our Residents sure do love their Ice Cream & what better way to celebrate Spring other than eating Ice cream?! Our wonderful activity director planned an outing to go to the delicious Leatherby’s on Friday for the celebration of Spring! You can tell by these pictures they really enjoyed their Ice Cream and the wonderful company they were around!

Perparing for the Easter Party

The residents here at Carrington Court geared up two weeks ago and filled over 1,481 plastic eggs stuffed with candy for the Easter egg hunt that was held last week. They worked so hard to fill the eggs! Everyone sure was hungry after looking at all of that candy! Of course we let them eat some candy if they wanted to!

Easter 2016

Each year Carrington Court gives our residents the opportunity to see their loved ones hunt for Easter eggs and even see the Easter bunny. Grandchildren and great grandchildren gathered in the activity room with their loved ones patiently waiting to grab those colorful Easter eggs. Then within a dash they were off running around the entire building trying to find the eggs. Carrington Court even hid 20 golden eggs. Once they found a golden egg they were encouraged to turn them in for a special PRIZE! The party was a huge success! It was a great time filled with a lot of candy, doughnuts, and of course raffle prizes which were won by kids and even the residents!

It is always rewarding to see the smiling faces of our residents as they celebrate these special moments with their families and friends.

 

Under the Sea

For our March outing we took a trip to the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. A big thanks to all our volunteers and CNA’s for going with us! We had a fantastic time seeing all the animals and fish!

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Dixie, Grace and Larene

Again, thanks to our volunteers!

Mardi Gras!

Happy Mardi Gras!

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We continued our celebration with a Carrington Court Mardi Gras Parade! We wore our crowns, masks, and beads as we marched down the halls playing our instruments and singing “When the Saints Go Marching In”.

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Everyone had a wonderful time! And the cake was DELICIOUS!

February 2016

February was a busy month for our Memory Care residents. We celebrated Presidents Day and Valentine’s Day- with a trip to Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolate Factory as well as our family dinner.

For President’s Day we read books about our presidents and learned all kinds of fun and interesting new facts. We made star cakes with red and blue confetti and sang lots of patriotic songs. As a craft we made George Washington’s which were a lot of fun. We also had a good time discussing what everyone would do or not do if they were President. of the United States.

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We made American Flag windsocks and listened to Elvis 🙂

Valentine’s Outing to Mrs. Cavanaugh’s

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Valentine’s Dinner! – A BIG THANK YOU! to all the families who participated 🙂

First, we decorated …

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and laughed…

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and relaxed…

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We went to the beauty shop to make sure everyone looked their best…

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and then had our pictures taken!

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And then it was time to party!

 

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Everyone had a great time! Thanks again for participating! We LOVE our Memory Care residents and families!

 

Easter Bunny Craft

The residents here at Carrington Court made these cute paper lantern bunnies! The project was a lot of hard work but well worth it. It took them about an hour to glue and put them together. They even had to glue Popsicle sticks to back of the head because the ears were so big they wouldn’t stay up by themselves! The residents decided to hang them above the fountain in the main entrance. So when friends and family walk into Carrington Court Assisted Living they are welcomed by the adorable “hoppy” bunnies.

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