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Residents raise money for Oklahoma tornado victims


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.

Jeanette Baker, residents, and staff raised $350.91 for the United Way of Central Oklahoma to help families needing assistance from the recent tornado.

Games throughout the week provided fun and laughter. On Sunday afternoon, three residents played Uno with Dora Martin winning. On Wednesday afternoon, 11 residents played Bingo, and on Friday afternoon, 10 residents played Bingo. Jeanette Baker, Julia Priquet, Kenny Hoagland, and Nadine Caleb won Four Corners. Kenny Hoagland and Truth Karstoft won Blackouts. Our Bingo helpers were Connie Hood, Betty Dean, Gloria Rakness, and Lila Worden.

Residents enjoyed watching movies during the week. Every evening several residents watched Turner Classic Movies. On Sunday morning, four residents watched the VCR movie, “Return to Snowy River”. On Tuesday afternoon, five residents watched the VCR movie, “An Officer and a Gentleman”. On Saturday morning, residents watched the VCR movie, “A Night to Remember”.

On Sunday afternoon, Sharon Hughes stood in for Pastor Hughes and led church for residents. Doris Davis assisted on the keyboard with traditional religious music.

On Monday, Thursday, and Friday mornings, residents listened to Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple”.

For Lunch Out at the Saratoga Senior Center, two residents had sloppy joes on Monday, and five residents had baked fish on Friday.

On Monday afternoon, several residents played Bull’s Eye and Wii Bowling.

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

On Wednesday morning, Janice Kerpan gave eight ladies beautiful hairdos, and Brenda Zeiger gave nail care to seven residents.

On Thursday afternoon, three residents did an arts and crafts project.

On Thursday during supper, Teense Willford sang and played country western music for 25 residents.

On Saturday morning, residents enjoyed a van ride and picnic lunch at Saratoga Lake with Tasha Michelson.

On Saturday afternoon, residents enjoyed ice cream sandwiches.

We wish to thank Betty Dean for the donation of candy for Bingo.

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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