Homemade Ice Cream

Our Memory Care residents had such a fun time making ice cream! It brought back a lot of memories for some and freezing cold hands for all. We shook up the ingredients in bags of ice, after a while we wrapped them in blankets to save our hands! It was well worth it, and so yummy!

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.

Fourth of July Fun!

Our memory care residents had a great time with activities for Independence Day! A few days before the holiday we made festive wreaths to hang on doors…

We also ate festive cookies, and made red, white and blue bracelets! It is always such a fun holiday to celebrate!

And this is the cake we made and decorated like a flag! So yummy!

Books and Music with the Library

We had some amazing guests come from the South Jordan Library! They read a fun book and along with the story we all sang songs and talked about fun memories. It was such a fun experience, we are so grateful they took time to come share with our memory care residents.

 

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

 

Summer Luau

Aloha! We had such a fun tropical night celebrating family and summer time! And everyone got dressed up for the occasion. Our residents shared time with family, great food, and amazing entertainment! Everyone loved the great father, son dance team, they were so fun to watch it made the night an unforgettable experience!

We had a lot of fun taking pictures of everyone all dressed up!

Pictures from the fun dance performance