We Do Our Best Work in the Gardens!



Friends are the flowers in the garden of life.

Planting Partners has been an annual activity for years in the McGregor Gardens Courtyard. For the event, family members, staff, and volunteers’ partner with residents to assist in planting a 20-inch pot of annuals, topped off with a stake that they can put their name on!  It’s a wonderful way for everyone to display their creativity while at the same time, remain curious to watch how it grows and blossoms throughout the summer into the fall.

Our residents come to our Planting Partners program to enjoy fun in the sun, experience hands-on gardening, and engage in one-on-one conversation with a partner as they plant their flowers together. Following the Planting Partners program, each pot is designated with the name of a current resident at McGregor. For our residents, this is a much-needed excuse to venture outside to check on and water their plants. This pot also serves as a conversation piece, giving residents the ability to take their family, friends, and other visitors to the courtyard to show off their work. The Planting Partners program gives them something tangible that they can be proud of and share with others.

The task of planting a few flowers with another person may seem simple, but it is a great source of joy in the lives of our residents.  Even one of the gentleman residents claimed he had joined the ladybug club, as he called it, and wanted to add his name to a garden stake as well!  Here are some additional fun photos to share of the delightful activity led by the Activity Department, Kisha Flonnory and Bridget Hardy-Carter along with the help of many other staff and our newest staff member, Lillian Zvoawcz,  Volunteer coordinator.

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“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Audrey Hepburn

To learn more about how you can make the world just a little bit more beautiful for our residents, visit our Volunteer Page.