MVHC Kicks off Garden Project
April 25, 2016
Minnesota Valley Health Center employees and residents gathered in the nursing home garden recently to kick off the new garden project which will begin later this month.
Four donors also joined the celebration: Randy Baum (Le Sueur Lions Club and the Minnesota Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation), Jean Sidner (Hospice Board of Le Sueur), Pat Brown (MVHC Auxiliary) and Barb Oehlsen.
The new garden will be located in the center of the three nursing home wings and include an expanded green space, raised garden beds to allow nursing home residents to garden, walking paths, a decorative storage structure, additional seating and a new decorative fence. The renovated space will also improve the view from several residents’ rooms and provide a recreational space for staff and residents to interact.
One of the goals of the renovated garden is to provide an overall sensory experience for nursing home residents, so the garden will include various colors of flowers and trees.
Pam Williams, MVHC president and CEO, said “We are so proud of the hard work that all of the staff here do to make the MVHC Nursing Home an enjoyable place to live for the residents. The renovated garden will be another way to truly make MVHC home for these residents while also providing an inviting space for the staff to enjoy.”
The garden project will be complete by the end of the summer.