Daylight savings wakes residents earlier


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.

With the advent of daylight savings time on Sunday, the sun continues its march higher in the sky towards longer and warmer days. Moving the clocks forward one hour caused residents (and everyone else) to be sleepy at breakfast. On March 20, spring officially arrives, although maybe not just yet in Wyoming.

Games throughout the week provided fun and laughter. On Sunday afternoon, six residents played Dominoes with Edith Donnis winning. On Monday afternoon, seven residents played Yahtzee with Dora Martin winning. On Tuesday morning, three residents elected to play Dominoes with Charlotte Gibbons winning. On Wednesday afternoon, 12 residents played Bingo, and on Friday afternoon, 12 residents played Bingo. Truth Karstoft, Carol Higby, and Kenny Hoagland won Four Corners. Dora Martin and Nadine Caleb won Blackouts. Our Bingo helpers were Lila Worden, Joy Hamilton, Dawna Erickson, Elder Alameida, Elder Ramirez, and Gloria Rakness, with Gloria Rakness calling on Wednesday.

During the evenings throughout the week, residents watched the Turner Classic Movie channel with its commercial-free movies. On Sunday morning, residents watched the VCR movie, “A Lady Takes a Chance”. On Tuesday afternoon, eight residents watched the VCR movie, “Fried Green Tomatoes”. On Saturday morning, residents watched the VCR movie, “The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer”.

For Lunch Out at the Saratoga Senior Center, on Monday three residents had Beef Wellington, and on Friday, four residents had Beef Fajitas.

On Sunday afternoon, Reverend Helen Young of the Saratoga Presbyterian Church led our church service, offering Communion. She was assisted by Bill Baker during Communion, and Doris Davis played religious music on the keyboard.

On Monday during supper, Teense Willford sang and played country western music on his guitar for 21 residents.

On Tuesday morning, Pastor Gene Smith of the Platte Valley Christian Center offered Bible Study to six residents.

On Wednesday morning, Lynda Healey, Merlynn Hoopes, and Georgia gave Hair Care to seven ladies and Nail Care to six of them.

On Saturday afternoon, residents enjoyed iced cream sandwiches.

If interested in becoming a volunteer, please call Tom Mansfield, the Activity Director, at 326-8212.


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