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Garden Therapy in Millsboro

Patients at Atlantic Shore Rehab and Health Center in Millsboro were treated to a fun project this week, when Plantation Lakes Garden Club members brought garden club to their Activity Room. Mary Balasi planned and led the activity, beginning with a prep day attended by several garden club members who counted and bagged the design elements for a fall table-size floral arrangement.

Several of the patients seemed a little apprehensive when they arrived, but they were warmly greeted by eight garden club members who encouraged the patients and assisted them, as needed. A half hour later, everyone was thrilled with their beautiful floral arrangement.

Participants began by putting pre-measured amounts of beans and acorns into the small square-shaped vases as filler, and then added colorful silk flowers and greens that would last without any future care. The patients enjoyed this activity and garden club members were pleased to see how much joy this activity brought to the patients. We loved seeing how they beamed with pride as they put their own personal touch on each arrangement.

No doubt about it... we will return soon with another project!

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