Gardening for Care Homes – Garden Project

Gardening for Care Homes – Garden Project

April 23, 2020 0 By DFER

Dementia Friendly East Riding are extremely grateful and thankful to have received so many wonderful donations of plants and seeds.

DFER have received so many plants and seeds for Care Homes that we will have sufficient stock for around 18 Care Homes.  These seeds and plants will offer the residents of these care homes such a wonderful activity throughout spring and into summer.

The DFER “Garden Project” is now up and running and all these items will be going out to East Riding care homes to engage residents with gardening activities and benefit their health and well being.

 

We would love to thank, in particular:

James Riley from Bridlington for the very generous donation of lots and lots of vegetable seeds;

Harry Clark and family of Reighton Nurseries for a huge donation of bedding plants and other plants;

the two anonymous donors of plants and seeds and the small fund to purchase seeds; and,

The Beverley Garden Centre, Woodmansey near Beverley, and especially John who arranged it for us.

Some wonderful comments from Care Homes:

Kelly Scott, Activities Coordinator

Lindum House, Residential Care Home in Beverley

“ Thank you to Dementia Friendly East Riding for thinking about us at this difficult time. The plants and flowers you kindly dropped off have now been mostly planted out and have brought great joy to all our residents. The colours are fantastic!”

Mary in administration

Cedar Grange Residential Care Home

“Your generous donation of so many bedding plants for our care home in Cherry Burton is very much appreciated by us all. Thank you to everyone at DFER, that is so kind at this time”.

Kate Harrison, Activities Coordinator

Woldhaven Care Home in Market Weighton.

“Thank you Dementia Friendly East Riding for making the effort during this awful lockdown”

Simon Foster, DFER Organiser and Volunteer said

“Up till now we have supplied plants, flowers and seeds to 11 residential care homes (some have received two lots of plants) in the East Riding area and made 5 “drops” to people living with dementia at home.

“Since Coletta and Tyson, Garden Centre on Hull Road, Woodmansey among others are now able to provide a “click and collect” service for customers, we would expect the demand for plants to care homes delivered by our dementia support charity to slow down greatly.

“It has been our pleasure to support care home staff and residents during this challenging period of uncertainty and to create a little bit of joy and comfort through simple garden activities, the warm weather has certainly made this possible”

Simon Foster   (Organiser and volunteer)