The Saratoga Sun -

Seniors enjoying activities

 


At Deseret Health and Rehab, quality of life is an important concern. The facility’s Activity program is based on residents’ interest and allows residents to achieve a greater level of self-esteem which enables them to perform their Activities of Daily Living at a higher level. Further, it provides residents with continuing contact with the community because of the many volunteers that assist residents as they enjoy activities at the facility.

Games provide laughter and socialization during the week. On Sunday afternoon, five residents played Dominoes with Pat Rust winning. On Tuesday morning, three residents played Yahtzee with Pat Rust winning. On Wednesday afternoon, 13 residents played Bingo, and Friday afternoon, 13 residents played Bingo. Charlotte Gibbons, Truth Karstoft, and Kenny Hoagland won Four Corners. Janet Kennaday and Marjery McAulay won Blackouts. Our volunteers were Gloria Rakness, Lila Worden, Sue Bartlett, Joy Hamilton, Elder Palmer, and Elder McConneghey. On Saturday afternoon, residents played Blackjack.

Movies provided entertainment for residents throughout the week and the weekend. In the evening resident watch the Turner Classic Movies channel.

On Tuesday afternoon, five residents watched “Eight Below” and had cake donated by Melcine Craig.

For Lunch Out at the Saratoga Senior Center, four residents had BBQ riblet on Monday, and four residents had roast beef and birthday cake on Friday.

On Sunday and Saturday mornings, residents played Wii Bowling.

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

On Monday afternoon, seven residents attended Resident Council under the leadership of President Pat Rust, discussing concerns about living at the facility.

On Wednesday morning, eight residents had their hair done, and eight residents had their finger nails done by Georgia Schroer and Janice Kerpan.

On Thursday afternoon, the St. Barnabas Episcopal Guild hosted our monthly birthday party. We celebrated the birthdays of Carol Higby and Sam Kelly.

On Saturday afternoon, residents enjoyed the Ice Cream Social.

We wish to thank Lila Worden, Sue Bartlett, Elder Palmer, and Elder McConneghey for the donation of soda for Bingo.

We greatly appreciate the continued support of our volunteers throughout the week. They are an integral part of the Activity Program. Anyone wishing to become a volunteer, please contact Tom Mansfield, Activity Director, at the facility.

 

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