Residents of Glasgow care homes seeking local support to freshen up outdoor space

Residents of Rosepark Care Home are asking locals to donate gardening supplies.

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With spring already in bloom, elderly residents of Glasgow care homes are looking forward to spending time outdoors after the colder months. Now, as green-fingered residents prepare for gardening activities, Scottish care home provider Renaissance Care has appealed for donations from the local community.

Supplies needed: Hoping to freshen up the Rosepark Care Home garden, staff are on the hunt for garden furniture, tools, plants and ornaments. With art supplies on hand, the retirement home will gladly accept donations that need a little love or a lick of paint, while the home has avid gardeners who are ready to help. dirty hands with seeds or bulbs.

Residents repurposed other gardening items as planters

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The focus on gardening is part of Renaissance Care’s health and wellness strategy, which prioritizes the emotional, mental and physical health of those in their care.

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Following Winter Olympics activity which saw residents embrace the colder weather, Renaissance Care set aside time for gardening activities to usher in the new season with a garden refresh.

In addition to focusing on the outdoors, Renaissance Care also hopes to create lasting partnerships with the neighboring community that could be furthered by the common goal of improving the area. The staff within the home welcomes any helping hand that would like to support the initiative.

Rosepark Care Home began its facelift last month as it sought to create a new space to enjoy in the summer, especially with the upcoming Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.

Staff hope the work being done outside will also benefit their insides, as they follow an online webinar hosted by the Care Inspectorate and Trellis, allowing residents to grow their own vase of flowers in their rooms.

Annette Frew, Activities Coordinator at Renaissance Care’s Rosepark House, said: ‘Here at Rosepark, we care as much about the outside of our home as we do about the inside, so we’re keen to give the garden a little spruce. after the colder months. Our residents really like to sit outside, so we would like to have fresh flowers for them to enjoy.

“If anyone would like to help us with the renovation of our garden, we would be very happy to accept.”

Resident Jessie Park, 98, said: ‘We are lucky to have a lovely garden at Rosepark which I really enjoy in the warm weather. I can’t wait to see what we will accomplish!

How to make a donation : To make donations to your nearest Renaissance Care home, visit their website.