Capecare Dunsborough residents have blooming vegetable and flower beds to enjoy thanks to generous support from Dunsborough Lions Club and Bunnings Busselton.
Eight raised garden beds were designed, constructed, and delivered to the facility to enable residents to participate in the planting and growing of decorative and edible plants kindly donated by Bunnings.
Dunsborough Lions members donated $25,000 to Capecare for this project plus Dementia-enabling equipment in December 2021.
Capecare Dunsborough Facility Manager Tammy Goddard said the completed garden beds would provide enrichment to their residents ‘lives.
“The garden beds were designed so that residents of all mobility levels could get involved in the project and see the fruits of their work grow,” she said.
“The conversations and reminiscence, together with digging in the soil and tending the plants is very uplifting to hear around the facility.
“To date it has been received very well with our residents and visitors. We definitely have some keen gardeners in our plot.”
The next step in the project is to paint the beds and Capecare is grateful to Dulux for donating this product.