Care Home Activity Coordinators Prove Gardens are not Made by Sitting in the Shade
It’s true you reap what you sow so care home Activity Coordinators, Debbie Padmore and Hannah Newman-Brown, are throwing on their gardening gloves to get their garden ship-shape for summer.
There’s no rest for the wicked as Debbie and Hannah have been working their way through the home, revamping the rooms and creating beautiful new areas for the residents to enjoy.
Last year, they created a tearoom and they’ve just recently finished transforming one of the lounge areas into a Namaste room, now, with summer quickly approaching, they have set their sights on the garden.
The pair have big plans, which once complete will include a sensory garden, water pond and even an ice cream shop. Keen to provide an encouraging habitat for the local wildlife, they also want to add a squirrel run alongside their hedgehog house and bee hotel.
The project started this week, painting some benches in inviting bright colours to add a pop of colour to the garden. They have also created a buddy bench, for residents who may be feeling lonely or feel like some company.
Speaking of the project, the ladies said: “We’ve got a lovely big garden here but at the moment, a lot of the space isn’t utilised as well as it could be, so we’re really looking forward to creating a more inspiring space that the residents will enjoy using.”