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Big BrothersBig Sisters volunteer at Deseret Health & Rehab

 


At Deseret Health and Rehab, residents enjoyed many activities throughout the week. The Activity Department offers a wide variety of activities each week to meet the residents’ interests, as well as the physical, mental and psychological well-being of each resident.

Games throughout the week provided fun and laughter. On Sunday afternoon, four residents played Uno with Mae Harris winning. On Monday afternoon, four residents played Crazy Eights. On Wednesday afternoon, 13 residents played Bingo, and on Friday afternoon, 12 residents played Bingo. Sunny Behonek won Four Corners. Carol Higby, Julia Priquet and Sunny Behonek won Blackouts. Our Bingo helpers were Betty Dean, Joy Hamilton, Dawna Erickson, Lila Worden and Gloria Rakness. Kids from Big Brothers/Big Sisters helped residents also, and they were accompanied by Ed Kennaday and Julienne Lembke. The kids were Rebecca Geer, Emily Geer, Emily Gonzales, Nathaniel Demoney, Bryson Bates, and Joseph Bates. On Saturday afternoon, five residents played Blackjack with Frank Jereb winning.

Residents enjoyed watching movies during the week. Every evening several residents watch Turner Classic Movies. On Sunday mornings, residents watch westerns. On Tuesday afternoons, residents watch recent movies. On Saturday mornings, residents watch musicals. On Sunday morning, two residents watched the VCR movie, “The Shadow Riders”. On Tuesday afternoon, residents watched the VCR movie, “The American President”. On Saturday morning, residents watched the VCR movie, “On the Town”.

On Sunday afternoon, Rev. Young of the Saratoga Presbyterian Church led church service with Doris Davis assisting on the keyboard.

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings, residents listened to News and History. On Friday after it residents did Sittercise.

On Monday and Thursday mornings, residents listened to Brenda Zeiger reading from Jeanette Walls’ The Glass Castle.

For Lunch Out at the Saratoga Senior Center on Monday four residents had Sloppy Joes, and on Friday, five residents had beef stew.

On Tuesday morning, Pastor Smith of the Platte Valley Christian Center offered Bible Study to four residents.

On Wednesday morning, Janice Kerpan and Mildred Hennek gave eight ladies beautiful hairdos. Brenda Zeiger did nail care for seven residents as well.

On Thursday afternoon, five residents painted bird houses in arts and crafts.

The activity program relies on volunteers to enhance residents’ lives. If interested, please call 326-8212 and ask for the Activity Director, Tom Mansfield.

 

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