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Bingo, Blackjack and Uno


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,three residents played Uno with Charlotte Gibbons winning. On Monday afternoon, four residents played Dominoes. On Wednesday afternoon, 10 residents played Bingo, and on Friday afternoon, nine residents played Bingo. Kenny Hoagland and Frank Jereb won Four Corners. Nadine Caleb, Frank Jereb, and Truth Karstoft won Blackouts. Our Bingo helpers were Gloria Rakness, Betty Dean, Betty Eaton, Lila Worden and Julieann Lambke brought four kids with her from Big Brothers/Big Sisters. On Saturday afternoon, residents played Blackjack.

For Lunch Out at the Saratoga Senior Center,three residents had Salisbury steaks on Monday, and five residents had tuna casserole on Friday.

Residents watched the Turner Classic Movie channel evenings during the week. On Sunday morning, residents watched the VCR movie, “The Black Stallion”. On Saturday morning, residents watched the VCR movie, “It’s a Wonderful World”.

On Sunday afternoon, Pastor Gene Smith of the Platte Valley Christian Center led church for residents.

On Monday morning, eight residents attended Resident Council under the leadership of President Randy Cross, discussing concerns about living in the facility.

On Monday, Thursday, and Friday mornings, residents continued listening to Robin Cook’s “Acceptable Risk”.

On Tuesday morning, Pastor Easterling offered Bible Study to five residents. His wife, Debbie, assisted on the guitar.

On Wednesday morning, Janice Kerpan gave beautiful hairdos to seven ladies in Hair Care, and Brenda Zeiger did nails for six of them.

On Thursday afternoon, five residents did a project in Arts and Crafts.

On Saturday afternoon, residents enjoyed ice cream sandwiches.

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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