Residents at Canterbury care home pulled on their gardening gloves for an alfresco afternoon

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Residents of Connors House Residential Care Home pulled on their gardening gloves for an alfresco afternoon sprucing up the outside areas.

Residents of Connors House Residential Care Home pulled on their gardening gloves for an alfresco afternoon sprucing up the outside areas.

Accompanied by the Craddock Road residential care home’s activity coordinator, residents dug out their shovels and threw on their sun hats, ready for an afternoon in the garden.

 

The residents tidied up the vegetable patches and planted some more carrot seeds, whilst looking out for fruit and veg that was ready to be picked and eaten. They were very excited to see that some of the lettuces were almost ready!

 

Bev Furr, activity coordinator of Connors House commented: “Lots of the residents here love to get stuck into the daily gardening jobs, some even have their own patch! They love to take responsibility for the maintenance and are looking forward to seeing the fruits of their labour as the fruit and vegetable grows and is ready for picking.”

 

Gardening activities have proven benefits for all older people and particularly those with dementia – helping to reduce agitation, anxiety and improve wellbeing.

 

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