& Tagan Mani, Marketing & Fund Development Coordinator
When interviewing Janice, she mentioned how grateful she is for this opportunity since she uses gardening as therapeutic exercise! The garden helps to stimulate her mind and allows her to explore outside her comfort zone while still having her mind focused. As stated in the video she says "It is an extension to preserve with my life and makes my soul happy".
There is no doubt that the garden makes Janice happy as she proudly shows off the pictures she has taken of what has come out of her garden from pumpkins to tomatoes, and so much more! She has received so many compliments on the garden and how her hard work has brought the garden back to life. It also provided her a connection to other residents and staff. She loves working with SCHC staff as they have supported her throughout these years and work with her to achieve the goals she sets. It means a lot to her because she recognizes the genuine care and support SCHC staff have provided her.
I learned about an opportunity for resident leaders and now I am a part of the Resident Engagement Advisory Committee. This opportunity gives me the chance to help engage my fellow residents to see what some of our community needs are and can be of help with hands on activities and help to plan and voice my opinion to make our community better – environmentally friendly!
To learn more about LEPP and how to support, visit the LEPP page here!