Blooming Friendships and Flowers: Seniors with Dementia Join Students for Spring Project
Spring hasn’t sprung until the residents at Chelsea Place, an Anthem Memory Care community, get their hands dirty. The gardeners plan to share their love of mother earth with some very special friends from Aurora’s Regis Jesuit High School. Over a dozen students will join them for a day of gardening at Chelsea Place, located at 14055 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora.
The students and the seniors will work together building flower boxes and planting flowers, vegetables and herbs.
“There’s something magical about being able to grow your own vegetables and flowers,” said Jeannie Combs, life engagement director for Chelsea Place. “This is a wonderful way for our residents to share their passion with the next generation. It’s also a great way to reminisce about their past while building new connections and friendships with the students.”
About Anthem Memory Care
Anthem’s core purpose is to protect, engage, and love people living with memory loss and is committed to provide understanding and significance to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Anthem, based in Lake Oswego, Ore., operates and develops memory care communities in California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Washington. The company’s website is AnthemMemoryCare.com.