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.
Several weeks ago we got a kit to watch caterpillars grow into butterflies! It was so exciting to see each stage. First they were small little caterpillars that we kept in this small cup:
After a few weeks, they ate and grew to be more than twice the size they were when we got them. Then they crawl up to the top of the cup and hang upside down to form their chrysalis.
After they all formed their chrysalis we took the lid off the cup and placed it in a butterfly habitat so they could hatch.
We waited and waited about a week longer and finally we had butterflies!!!
We kept them in the habitat for about a week. Feeding them orange slices and sugar water everyday. Finally a nice day came along and we released them out into our patio.
They wouldn’t come out except on our fingers, it was fun getting to see them up close on the flowers after they flew away. It was a little sad to let them go, we loved seeing them everyday. Hopefully they will stick around and we can see them every now and them.
Our memory care residents love music! We had a visit from the lovely Harmony singers! They sang songs we all remember, everyone sang a long and enjoyed the show!
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.
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.