Are you providing senior care in Mason OH for an aging loved one?

Here are some ways to spread the spirit of gardening in your community.

Plant a Row for the Hungry at a Local Community Garden

In this land of great quantity it’s tough to visualize lacking access to high quality food at a cheap charge. Having said that, for countless Americans, finding a healthy meal is not always very easy. It’s projected almost 33 million people, including 13 million children, resort to  emergency food because they cannot find the money for the food they need.

Participate In a Plant Swap at a Nearby Church

The best plants aren’t always from your nearby garden center or seed catalog. As a substitute they are assembled through quick cuttings or by gathering seeds from the garden of a friend or family member. These “pass-along plants” supply both natural beauty and feeling to your garden.

Have a Spring Cleaning Green Up Day at a Senior’s Home

Spring cleaning — indoors and out — is a ritual that marks late winter and  the start of a brand-new season, and like many events, it’s more fun when you share it. A senior’s home, your street, neighborhood, town park, and any other public space could use some greening up; it just takes someone to organize a small group.

Yard Sale Philanthropy

The arrival of spring, accompanied by a bit longer days and higher temperatures, invokes ideas of green oases teeming with tomatoes and brimming with beans. Spring is also a time for cleaning out. This year, celebrate National Garden Month in an unexpected way-by visiting yard sales in search of second-hand stuff that every senior’s garden needs.

Organize a Garden Visit with Senior Friends, Over Tea!

Gardeners grow more than plants – every one of us has stories to share. For a change, why not share them in over tea? Socialization and admiration of another person’s garden brings joy to everyone.

Other options for celebrating with seniors in your area:

-Organize or take part in a town beautification day.

-Visit your area farmers’ market.

-Flatter a neighbor on his or her garden.

-Gather with neighbors to purchase compost and mulch in bulk quantities.

-Volunteer to plant and preserve a garden at your town library.

-Publish a gardening article or essay to your local paper.

-Arrange to Talk With an elder to learn what foods his or her family grew when he or she was a child.

-Seek out neighbors from numerousethnic groups to study about their native cuisine and gardening techniques.

-Clean up your street or a local park by picking up trash.

-Share a cutting of one of your favorite landscape or houseplants with a senior neighbor.

-Look at your gardening gear (e.g., pots, seeds, stakes) and gift the excess to a area gardening program, assisted living facility or school garden.

-Celebrate other important “green” holidays: Earth Day (April 22) and National Arbor Day (April 26).

-Volunteer at your local school’s garden.

-Volunteer at a local senior center’s garden.

-Start a neighborhood garden club.

-Share your garden’s bounty with a senior neighbor.

-Have fun doing a gardening project with a senior.

-Deliver houseplants or flowers to a nursing home, assisted living or children’s hospital.

-Donate past issues of gardening magazines to your library, or buy the library a gift subscription.

For information about how Family Bridges Home Care can help your family with senior care in Mason OH, or the surrounding areas, call our caregivers today, (513) 531-9600. We provide senior care and assistance to veterans, and the disabled in our community.

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