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Therapeutic Gardening Helps St. Andrews Village and Cove's Edge Residents Feel at Home

July 25, 2018

St Andrews Village Vertical Gardens

Residents at St. Andrews Village’s Gregory Wing and at Cove’s Edge on the LincolnHealth – Miles Campus are now able to comfortably grow flowers, vegetables, and herbs thanks to new vertical gardens. 

“Gardening is a therapeutic activity that engages residents and makes them feel at home,” commented St. Andrews Village Activities Program Manager Jerie Phinney. “These vertical gardens make gardening possible for those who may be in wheelchairs or with other physical limitations.”

The vertical gardens are 50 inches tall and are on wheels making it easy for staff members to roll the gardens to the residents, inside or outside. Individual planting boxes can also be removed and placed on a table so residents can garden while standing or sitting.

“We already had raised beds at both Cove’s Edge and St. Andrews Village which some residents enjoyed,” commented Cove’s Edge Activities Manager Abbey Vinal. “However, many were unable to participate. We are delighted that all our residents can once again enjoy this favorite pastime.”

The vertical gardens were made possible thanks to a generous donation from the Lincoln County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. 

“We are extremely thankful for this gift from the Maine Community Foundation,” commented Phinney. “We would also like to thank the Boothbay Region Garden Club for donating plants and for their time helping residents bring these gardens to life.” Donations to the Cove’s Edge Courtyard and the St. Andrews Village Activity Funds also helped pay for soil and plants. 

For more information about St. Andrews Village, please call 207-633-0920. For more information about Cove’s Edge, please call 207-563-4600.

 

 

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