Everyone seems to be busy these days, but helping others in our community is something we should all consider to make a difference in other peoples’ lives. Many people came together at Heritage Health–Therapy & Senior Care in Normal and volunteered their time to make the gardens beautiful again for the residents and their families at the Legacy Care wing and the East and West units.
It started with one person and an idea. Volunteers began to come forward to offer their services as work began on the gardens. Donations of money, tools, refreshments, and time were offered. Many staff members and residents’ families joined in to help. They all came together to show their appreciation of Heritage Health and its contribution to the quality of life of seniors in our community. The Herman Agency–Country Financial group donated potted sunflower plants for the patio and bird feeders that attach to the residents’ windows. They also spray-painted outdoor furniture, cleaned bird feeders and refilled them—bringing new life to the outdoor atmosphere.
On June 14th, there was a ribbon cutting at Heritage Health–Normal for the newly restored resident gardens. McLean County Chamber of Commerce helped the families and friends celebrate the beautiful gardens that were planted for the residents to enjoy. Lisa Novak, Community Relations Coordinator, was happy to see all the chamber members, business owners, and members of the senior community who came out to celebrate the efforts of so many. The joint efforts were appreciated by all.
If you have any questions about volunteer opportunities at Heritage Health–Therapy & Senior Care in Bloomington or Normal, please contact Lisa Novak at 309-825-1409. She will be happy to answer any questions you may have.