Nov 27, 2017
Residents at Cavell Court on Dragonfly Lane were joined by police cadets and their leaders as part of a community garden project.
The renovated garden now boasts newly painted garden tables and chairs, an improved sensory space and plenty of handmade enclosures to attract local wildlife. There has also been planting added to much of the garden including panola pansies, begonias, bellis reds and dwarf conifers.
Youngsters from the police cadets helped residents make fat balls for the birds and create colourful decorations such as ‘pinwheels’ to brighten up the outside space. A total of 40 handmade birdboxes have also been added to the garden, with all of the timber being donated by a local Jewson’s branch.
Afterwards, the police cadets joined residents, their relatives and the Care UK team for a well-deserved buffet and a firework display.
Richard Lawson, home manager at Cavell Court, said: “We’re so grateful to the police cadets who helped spruce up our garden; the project proved to be a real success and you could see from the residents’ faces just how much they enjoyed spending time with the cadets. Intergenerational relationships have been proven to be beneficial to older people, and it was clear that the residents at Cavell Court really enjoyed the afternoon.
“The outdoors has many therapeutic benefits for older people, not least because it’s give them the opportunity to get back to nature, but it can also improve mood, concentration and relieve stress. We hope the garden will bring much joy to residents and visitors over the coming years.”
140 Dragonfly Lane, Cringleford - Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7SW
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