Thanks to the contribution by Mapletree Logistics Trust Management Ltd as well as the guidance and support from National Parks Board, St. Andrew’s Senior Care (Henderson) has a community garden for their seniors. Since February 2018, the garden provides a space for seniors to enhance their muscle strength and train their fine motor skills. Tending the garden also brings joy to the seniors and stimulates their senses touch, taste and smell.
During the initial stage, employees from Mapletree set up planters to grow herbs and vegetables. In May 2018, pre-schoolers from PCF Sparkletots @ Blk 44 Telok Blangah Drive, Mapletree Team and the clients of SASC (Henderson) did gardening together.
At the Singapore Garden Festival 2018, SASC (Henderson)’s community garden was awarded the Community In Bloom Silver Award. SASC (Henderson) hopes to recruit more volunteers who can help the seniors in maintaining a beautiful community garden.
“I enjoy gardening and it is rewarding to see our plants grow and bear fruit,” shared Mdm. Tham, a client of SASC (Henderson).
Three generations bonding as they jointly tend the community garden.