Memorable Senior Care in Nashville TN: Observe National Garden Month with Enjoyable and Helpful Ideas In Your Local Community
Are you providing senior care in Nashville TN for an aging loved one?
Here are some ways to spread the energy of gardening in your neighborhood.
Plant a Row for the Hungry at a Local Community Garden
In this land of abundance it’s hard to think about lacking access to good quality food at a realistic cost. Nonetheless, for numerous Americans, getting a healthy meal is not always easy. It’s estimated almost 33 million people, including 13 million children, resort to emergency food because they cannot afford the food they need.
Participate In a Plant Swap at a Local Church
The finest plants aren’t always from your local garden center or seed catalog. As a substitute they are assembled through quick cuttings or by obtaining seeds from the garden of a friend or family member. These “pass-along plants” provide both splendor and affection 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 new season, and just like many things to do, 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 emergence of spring, accompanied by a bit longer days and higher temperatures, conjures up dreams 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 suggestions for celebrating with seniors in your neighborhood:
-Organize or be part of a town beautification day.
-Go to your community farmers’ market.
-Flatter a neighbor on his or her garden.
-Get together with neighbors to purchase compost and mulch in bulk quantities.
-Volunteer to plant and keep up a garden at your city library.
-Submit a gardening article or essay to your community newspaper.
-Arrange to Talk With an elder to learn what foods his or her family grew when he or she was a child.
-Look for 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.
-Inventory your gardening gear (e.g., pots, seeds, stakes) and contribute the excess to a community 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.
If you would like more information about senior care in Nashville TN, or the surrounding area, contact the caregivers at Home Helpers. We provide quality and affordable senior care to seniors, veterans and disabled loved ones in our community. Call our caregivers at 615-823-5454.