Residents celebrate birthdays


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, six residents played Dominoes. On Monday afternoon, four residents played Yahtzee. On Tuesday morning, five residents played Dominoes. On Wednesday afternoon, 13 residents played Bingo, and on Friday afternoon, 13 residents played Bingo. Kenny Hoagland and Dora Martin won Four Corners. Merle Starr and Carol Higby won Blackouts. Our Bingo helpers were Lila Worden, Gloria Rakness, and Dawna Erickson. On Saturday afternoon, residents played Blackjack.

During the evenings, residents watched the Turner Classic Movies. On Sunday morning, five residents watched the VCR movie, “Donovan’s Reef”. On Saturday morning, residents watched the DVD movie, “K-9”.

On Sunday afternoon, Pastor Gene Smith of the Platte Valley Christian Center led our church service. Doris Davis played religious music on the keyboard.

On Wednesday morning, Lynda Healey, Georgia Schroer, Kathy McMorrow, and Janice Kerpan gave Hair Care to 16 residents and Nail Care to 12 residents.

On Thursday afternoon, the Relief Society hosted the monthly birthday party for eight residents with cup cakes and ice cream. We celebrated the birthday of Shirley Hanson.

On Friday for Lunch Out at the Saratoga Senior Center, four residents had roast beef and birthday cake.

On Saturday afternoon, residents enjoyed ice cream sandwiches.

The Activities program relies on the assistance of volunteers to enhance the lives of residents. If interested in being a volunteer, please call Tom Mansfield, Activity Director, at 326-8212.


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