Residents of Edward Moore House Residential Home in Gravesend made the most of the summer sunshine by putting on their gardening gloves and spending a morning digging and planting.
With the sun shining and the weather finally starting to feel like summer, residents of the Trinity Road residential home decided to spend a morning helping staff to spruce up the garden with some beautiful new plants and flowers.
There were plenty of flowers to be planted, plants to be potted and fresh fruit and vegetables ready to be picked, so everyone got stuck in, helping one another with the tasks at hand.
John Ogbe, home manager of Edward Moore House said: “We have some very nice garden areas here at Edward Moore House, so it’s lovely when the weather is warm and sunny and the residents can get outside and make the most of it.
“We find that a number of our residents like to be involved in the running of their home, whether that’s doing a spot of gardening, helping with the laundry, or preparing the tables for mealtimes. We are of course more than happy for them to assist with these things, as this is their home after all!”
The Society finds that gardening is a great activity for its residents as it provides a gentle and enjoyable form of exercise, as well as reducing stress levels and improving wellbeing and sociability.