Garden Therapy

Garden Therapy March 2023

TWGC members had a wonderful time assisting residents in creating pine cone bird feeders.

TWGC visited residents at Croatan helping residents create small floral arrangements, singing songs and enjoying cookies and juice.

Trent Woods Garden Club volunteers visited residents at Bayview Nursing Home and assisted residents in creating small floral arrangements in coffee mugs.  The residents were able to keep the floral arrangements to brighten their rooms.  A grand time was had by all signing old timey tunes and enjoying cookies and juice. 

TWGC volunteers visited Homeplace nursing home and helped residents to creat floral arrangments for themselves and their friends. Everyone enjoyed the sing along and the cookies and juice.

          What a surprise as we entered Good Shepherd and discovered that the home has been bought by another corporation and is now “Golden Heights.” We made bird feeders with gigantic pinecones. Since only a few residents attended our activity, we made extra feeders so all the residents could enjoy the visiting birds.  We were pleased that 2 of our prospective members, Jeanne Miller and Joanne Orluk, helped us.  Our committee consisted of our President, Gail McLamb, Maggie Ferrara, Frances Eder and Paula Hartman.  Homemade cookies by Jeanne were a special treat for everyone.

TWGC Volunteers visited Brookdale Nursing Home in December. Residents each created two coffee mug arraignments, one to keep and one to share. Delicious homemade cookies put everyone in the holiday spirit!

TWGC volunteers visited Croatan Village and had a wonderful time creating individual floral arrangements, singing songs and enjoying cookies and juice.

TWGC volunteers planted vegetables, herbs (and flowers!) for the residents at Riverpoint Crest. The kitchen will use the vegetables and herbs for the residents all season! Fresh salsa anyone?

Garden Therapy

Trent Woods Garden Club volunteers delivered 20 birthday nosegay bouquets to Good Shepard Home in New Bern.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, TWGC is unable to visit with the residents at this time.  Instead TWGC delivering nosegay bouquets to residents with birthdays during the month and additional arrangements for the staff and other residents to enjoy. 

Creating the nosegays were Marcia Sproul, Kathy Perratta, Frances Eder Paula Hartman and Deb Tallman.

The Birthday Angels for Garden therapy December 2020 were Kathy Perretta, Sue Wyatt, Mary Florence and Marcia Sproul.  They made Birthday floral arrangements for four residents of Brookdale Assisted Living as well as 24 Christmas cup  bouquets to distribute to other residents to brighten their holiday season.

Garden Therapy November 2020

Croatan Village

Gail McLamb and her committee were busy creating 25 arrangements for Croatan Village residents with November birthdays and all residents and staff to enjoy! Looks like these lovely ladies had a wonderful time!

Carol Letellier delivering 160 floral arrangements to the Senior Services Activity Director Ellen Hargett and Hugh Kirkman from Housekeeping.

Working hard to create 160 floral offerings were: Lydia Ashe, Carol Letellier, Kathy Perretta, Mary Boudreault, Arline North, Eileen Griswold, Paula Hartman and Sue Wyatt.

Garden Therapy is one of the favorite programs at TWGC. Every month a group of members visits a local nursing home. TWGC brings flowers and plants that the residents make into a keepsake for their rooms. Refreshments are offered and a sing a long spreads cheer to volunteers and residents alike.

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