Tuesday afternoons

Tuesday afternoons – at a nursing home, wouldn’t you think they might be a little quiet?  Not so at our home where Tuesday afternoons are filled with the sound of children laughing.  They bustle in, leaving a pile of coats, a trail of giggles, and smiles on the faces of the residents.  Motorcycle the cat watches all those little feet with some fascination, but everyone else welcomes the brisk enthusiasm of the children as they work on starting plants for our garden.  During the plant incubation period, we’ve switched to puzzles and bubbles and, pretty soon, popsicles.  We love the sights and sounds of the kids – watch out Motorcycle.

 

And speaking of our residents’ garden, last year there was some concern that the demand for cucumbers and tomatoes was greater than the supply.  Our gardening guru, director of nursing Daina, certainly will not allow any such shortage this summer.  Daina and our residents plan and plot and plant with great care, and our garden is a joy, on many levels.

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When dad was [at a nursing home] in Concord, I ended up paying a private duty nurse to supplement their people. I don’t have to do that anymore. Frankly, I am little overwhelmed with the kindness you’ve shown us both.

Sue E., Bow, NH

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