Streamway Villa residents help prep garden for warmer weather

With spring well underway, Streamway Villa residents and staff members have been busy cleaning the yard and setting up furniture in the home’s garden and courtyard recently, getting everything ready for the warmer months that are just around the corner.

The Cobourg, Ont. long-term care home bought new patio furniture late last year, and some residents helped the team put out the new chairs and tables, while others raked leaves.

Some residents simply enjoyed relaxing in the fresh air.

“We spent two Fridays ago cleaning up the yard, putting the patio furniture together and making everything look pretty,” Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Laurie Kracht tells The OMNIway.

“Our primary goal is to get all the furniture set up, get rid of the leaves and then, in the next couple of weeks, we will start to get the garden ready and bring in flowers.”

Since it is anticipated that family members will once again be visiting their loved ones outside in the garden this summer, Laurie says residents and staff want the yard looking its best.

Laurie adds there’s a group of Streamway Villa residents who have green thumbs, and they’re looking forward to working in the garden in the coming months.

“Some of our newer residents will thrive working in the garden and will be a great help this year,” she says.

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