As Theodore Roszak said: “An aging population is not a problem: it is the true wealth of nations.”
Gardens can be a source of particular solace, sanctuary and delight for the elderly.
A group of GAF volunteers have been holding regular working bees at Lawrenny Court, where many residents have much loved beds and borders, but find maintenance a challenge. If someone is unable to look after their garden, it is converted to shrubs - not the same as beloved flowers, herbs or vegetables. We work convivially for an hour and a half, then are given a splendid afternoon tea.
The next working bee is Saturday May 18th at 2.30pm.
Meet at the Lawrenny Court hall, 131 Hill St. Bring tools and gloves.