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Residents enjoy Thanksgiving Day


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 Thanksgiving Day, residents enjoyed a variety of things. In the morning, residents watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on television. For lunch, residents had roast turkey, dressing, yams, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, dinner roll, and pumpkin pie. Everyone—residents, visitors, and staff—agreed that it was a really excellent dinner. Our Dietary staff did us all proud. Seven family members shared dinner with us. In the afternoon, residents watched the Oakland Raiders play the Dallas Cowboys. Before supper, residents had a happy hour with a choice of one beer, a wine cooler, or a glass of Pepsi.

Games throughout the week provided fun and laughter. On Sunday afternoon,three residents played Dominoes with Dora Martin winning. On Monday afternoon, five residents played Yahtzee. On Wednesday afternoon, nine residents played Bingo, and on Friday afternoon, eight residents played Bingo. Nadine Caleb and Kenny Hoagland won Four Corners. Jean Stevens,Carol Higby, Truth Karstoft, and Kenny Hoagland won Blackouts. Our Bingo helpers were Gloria Rakness and Dawna Erickson. On Saturday afternoon, residents played Blackjack.

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

On Sunday afternoon, Doris Davis stood in for Pastor Hughes of the Abundant Life Fellowship. She also played traditional religious music on her keyboard.

On Monday 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 baked ham.

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

On Saturday afternoon, residents had ice cream sandwiches.

If anyone from the community is interested in doing Bible Study on Tuesday mornings, please contact us.

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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