Enriching lives of older people through gardening

July 31 2018
Enriching lives of older people through gardening

Ever wanted to get to know some of the amazing older people that live in your area? Or share your passion for gardening and nature with someone who spends most their time indoors?

Alive  is looking for green fingered people to becoming Growing Support volunteers, to assist with one of their fun and engaging gardening groups in a number of homes in Bishopston and Redland.

Alive is the UK’s leading charity enriching the lives of older people in care and training their carers. Their ‘Growing Support’ Social and Therapeutic Horticulture workshops connect participants to their gardens and allow them the chance to participate in a social group, helping to reduce social isolation and loneliness. 

If you are friendly and have an interest in helping others to garden, this is the role for you. You will support some of the most vulnerable members of your community to have fun while they continue their hobby. You’ll volunteer alongside an expert Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Facilitator to help care home residents access all the benefits of taking part in fun activities, whenever possible, outside in the garden.

The summer induction is taking place on Tuesday 7 August at 2pm at the Create Centre, BS1 6XN. 

To find out more contact Sarah Mountford, Volunteer co-ordinator on 0117 377 4756 or see www.aliveactivities.org