Candy flowers

“The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

With summer quickly approaching our assisted living crew wanted to have a little more of the colors of spring in their lives. In response to this some of our ladies created cute decor for their rooms using dumdum suckers and butterflies. Not only are their creations cute to look at but they are delicious as well. See below for the fun results.

Marilyn

Close up of the cute project

Molly

Back Row: Carolyn, Norma, Vicki, Rhea, Jeane, and Marilyn. Front Row: Molly, Lynn H., Myrna, and Dona

 

Music is life

“The only thing better than singing is more singing.” – Ella Fitzgerald

Our assisted living crew was recently privileged to have the Paula Power’s Studio come perform for them. This children in this group are all learning to better their singing voices with the assistance of Paula. We were able to hear songs from Broadway musicals and some short classic songs as well. A big thank you to everyone from this group for making our day a little brighter. 

Purple Tuesday Continued

Carrington Court has always done it’s best to promote Alzheimer’s awareness. A few years back our administrative staff started Purple Tuesdays in order to better bring awareness to our community. Wearing purple each Tuesday has been a wonderful way to get people to ask why everyone is wearing purple and has allowed us to start conversations about the importance of recognizing, treating, and researching Alzheimer’s Disease. Recently Active Home Health and Hospice began a competition between a few assisted living and memory care facilities in our area. The goal was to have everyone wear purple each Tuesday of the competition and the winner would get a BBQ for the whole facility. While we did not win our staff and residents certainly gave their best to have as much purple as possible. See below the wonderful themes we came up with each Tuesday. Also, a special note to please stay tuned for an update. Active will be posting a special tribute to Carrington Court based on a poem and idea one of our assisted living resident’s came up with. A blog dedicated to this should be posted within the next couple of weeks.

AL CNAs: Raquell, Vickie, Michelle, Riahna, and Shine

The whole gang

AL Residents

CNAs: Back Row: Ashley, Alyssa, Raquell, and Rina. Front Row: Paige, Vickie, Riahna, and Lindsay.

 

Hearts for Alzheimer’s

Back Row: Gene, Lynn T., Floyd, Glen, Larry, and Louis. Front Row: Myrna, Rhea, Eulala, Marilyn, Vicki, Dona, and Jeane. In the background is Suzanne T.

Management: Wayne, Gwen, Debbie, Blanca, Diane, Kylie, Kenn, Nicole, Tina, and Scott

CNAs: Lindsay, Paige, Ashley, and Rina and Maintenance manager: Kenn

Purple Heroes!

Back Row: Ryan, Gwen, Brittany, Doug, Martha, Caza, Blanca, Leticia, Christine. Front Row: Kenn, Natasha, and Crystal.

We can do it!

 

Sensory Poem

The past couple of Saturdays our assisted living crew has been focused on using all five senses for activities in the morning. One of our residents, Jeane L. has written a beautiful poem for this theme.

 

Why do I enjoy Life?

What makes it seem so gay?

Perhaps it’s the adventures that great me everyday.

I can SEE the sun that shines in the sky above.

I FEEL the wind rush through the pines caressing them with love.

I SMELL the blushing flowers as they in silence stand.

I HEAR the graceful babbling stream roam across the sand.

These are some of the adventures that I TASTE day by day.

These are some adventures created in God’s way.

 

We would like to give a huge thank you to Jeane for this beautiful poem!

Purple Tuesday’s

Here at Carrington Court we wear purple every Tuesday to support awareness for Alzheimer’s and dementia. Here are some pictures of our Memory Care residents and getting the whole group involved. Feel free to join us in raising awareness by wearing purple on Tuesdays!

Local Motion Dancers

Our memory care residents were so excited to see all of these fun dancers!! The dance group, Local Motion came and presented some of their younger classes spring showcase and we loved it! There were cute costumes, great dancers and lot’s of fun! We are so grateful they came and shared their talent with us!

Fun with Paper Plates

Our memory care residents had so much fun making these creative spring crafts with paper plates! Isn’t it interesting what you can do with a paper plate and some paint? We made these cute frogs, and then a butterfly that can fly onto the different flowers! Here are some pictures of the art work!

 

Spring Flowers

These pretty lilies were so fun to make. Our memory care residents traced their hands and folded them up into these nice flowers! They make such fun spring decorations around the room.

A Morning with the Opera

Our memory care residents recently got to spend a morning with the opera! It was such a wonderful experience.
Utah Symphony/Utah Opera Performers, Melanie Ashkar, Jesus Vicente Murillo, and Robert Bosworth in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association were gracious enough to come to our facility and share the gift of music and their angelic voices with our amazing residents.
We are so grateful that they came and shared that with us!

Music feeds the soul

We here at Carrington are always tickled pink whenever we have people come perform for us. Recently our assisted living crew was visited once again by the fabulous Deci-Bells. It is always a huge treat for us whenever this group comes to perform for us. We love getting to see the fun costumes, the funky hats, and the absolutely gorgeous music these women make. Here is their most recent visit with an animal theme.

So many rubber ducks

We love that we get to interact with these wonderful women

Greeting our AL crew

Time for a magic show

I think she escaped from the aquarium

They miss the ocean

Rubber duck hats

Roar

Chimney sweeps

It’s Elsa’s cape

Should we tell her?…

Spiders… *shudders*

Ahoy matey

Animal friends