Movies, books and music


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 morning, four residents chose to play Uno with Frank Jereb winning. On Sunday afternoon, four residents played Dominoes with Frank Jereb winning. On Wednesday afternoon, nine residents played Bingo, and on Friday afternoon, eight residents played Bingo. Sam Kelly, Dora Martin, Nadine Caleb, and Pat Sims won Four Corners. Frank Jereb and Carol Higby won Blackouts. Our Bingo helpers were Lila Worden, Joy Hamilton, Gloria Rakness, Dauna Erickson, Elder Young, Elder Zivala, and Betty Dean. On Saturday afternoon, residents played Blackjack.

Residents watched the Turner Classic Movie channel evenings during the week. On Tuesday afternoon, residents watched the movie, “Night at the Museum”.

On Sunday afternoon, Pastor Stinson of the Saratoga Missionary Alliance Church led church for residents. Doris Davis assisted with religious music on the keyboard, and Joe Gaspari led hymn singing.

On Monday and Thursday morning, residents listened to Brenda Zeiger read from C.J. Box’s “Open Season”. On Friday morning, residents listened to stories out of Reminisce magazine.

On Monday for Lunch Out at the Saratoga Senior Center, three residents had beef tacos.

On Monday afternoon, two residents went shopping and then went on a short van ride around town.

On Tuesday morning, Brenda Zeiger offered Bible Study to residents. If anyone from the community is interested in doing Bible Study on Tuesday mornings, please contact us.

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

On Thursday afternoon, the Saratoga Presbyterian Women hosted our monthly birthday party, offering ice cream and frosted cup cakes. We celebrated the birthdays of Rick Ackerman and Elmer Cooper. Residents played Blackout Bingo while eating the ice cream and cup cakes.

On Friday during supper, Teense Willford sang and played country western music on his guitar for 23 residents.

On Saturday afternoon, residents had 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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