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Veterans honored at Deseret


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.

On Monday afternoon, 13 residents attended a Veterans Day party honoring the veterans at the facility. Mayor John Zeiger did the presentation. Several of the female residents attending were wives of veterans. The veterans were Rick Ackerman, Bill Bartlett, Charlie Bartlett, Elmer Cooper, Sam Kelly, Tom Mansfield, Frank Proulx, and Orley Roberts. Each veteran received a plaque honoring his service, and everyone had cake.

Games throughout the week provided fun and laughter. On Sunday afternoon, four residents played Dominoes with Charlotte Gibbons winning. On Wednesday afternoon, 11 residents played Bingo, and on Friday afternoon, eight residents played Bingo. Kenny Hoagland, Carol Higby, Pat Sims, and Frank Jereb won Four Corners. Charlotte Gibbons and Dora Martin won Blackouts. Our Bingo helpers were Lila Worden, Joy Hamilton, Gloria Rakness, Dawna Erickson, Elder Zavala, and Elder Young. On Saturday morning, residents chose to play Yahtzee. On Saturday afternoon, residents played Blackjack.

Residents watched the Turner Classic Movie channel evenings during the week. On Sunday morning, residents chose to watch the movie, “The Client”. On Tuesday afternoon, residents watched the movie, “Jaws”.

For Lunch Out at the Saratoga Senior Center, three residents had Swedish meatballs on Monday, and four residents had turkey with stuffing and birthday cake on Friday.

On Sunday afternoon, Pastor Gene Smith of the Platte Valley Christian Center led church for residents. Doris Davis assisted with religious music on the keyboard.

On Monday morning, seven residents attended Residents Council under the leadership of President Randy Cross, discussing concerns about living at the facility.

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

On Thursday afternoon, four residents went on a Van Ride on the old highway road to the Snowy Range road.

On Saturday afternoon, residents had ice cream sandwiches.

We wish to thank the Catholic Ladies for the kind financial donation for resident Christmas presents.

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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