Residents at Lancashire based Dove Court Residential and Nursing Home had a lovely time potting plants in hanging baskets and pots in preparation for the HC-One’s gardening competition held on Friday 18th September 2020.
This annual competition includes more than 300 HC-One care homes across the UK. Given the hard start to the year, HC-One wanted to bring some joy and excitement to residents and colleagues by encouraging as many people as possible to get involved in this year’s’ gardening competition.
The benefits of gardening are increasingly well reported for having a therapeutic impact on an individual’s health and wellbeing and provides lots of opportunities for reminiscence activities using all of our senses.
The Activities Coordinator at Dove Court, was keep on getting everyone involved in the competition and said, “Our Residents couldn’t wait to get stuck in. Albert (pictured) is a very keen gardener and said he really enjoys doing things like this”.
One Resident explained, “I love gardening and this is a great opportunity to help our garden look great by lending a hand”.
Home Manager, Catherine Brierley, commented, “It’s lovely to see the residents enjoying themselves and doing something that they enjoy”.