Durham care home Residents prepare garden for the summerResidents at HC-One’s Ashbourne Lodge care home have been getting their hands muddy this month as they help Colleagues prepare the garden for the summer.

Colleagues and Residents at Ashbourne Lodge have been helping each other prepare the garden for the summer, so they can enjoy the lovely outdoors. Residents have been planting flowers and keeping them healthy and trimmed.

Ashbourne Lodge Resident, Muriel said: “It has been something to really look forward to the last few weeks being able to make a change in the garden.”

The beautiful garden at Ashbourne Lodge has become a place Residents really like, where they can sit and enjoy the summer days with a book or some ice cream.

Ashbourne Lodge Home Manager, Punam Randhawa said: “The staff and Residents have done a lovely job of our garden here at Ashbourne Lodge. I feel very proud of what they have achieved with all of the hard work they have put in to it.”

Gardening increases levels of physical activity and helps mobility and flexibility as well as encouraging use of all motor skills. improves endurance and strength and helps prevent diseases like osteoporosis, so it is important for Relatives to experience this, especially after having spent an extended period of the spring time in doors due to COVID-19.