Colts Neck, NJ, December 10, 2018 — Residents of Brandywine Living at Colts Neck, a premier provider of quality care and services to seniors, tested their “green thumbs” during a six-month program in collaboration with the Rutgers Master Gardener Association of Monmouth County.
Each month, the association organized a garden-themed educational and interactive workshop for the residents. During the workshops, residents worked hands-on with spices, herbs and flowers. The residents worked alongside an assistant, who helped them create homemade designs, including fresh holiday arrangements, frames from dried flower petals and terrariums for frogs and lizards.
The association visited Brandywine Living at Colts Neck for the last time in November. During their final visit, residents wrote thank-you cards and hosted a party to show their appreciation.
“Giving our residents the opportunity to express their creativity is important to us,” said Frank Evegan, Brandywine Executive Director. “We enjoyed seeing their excitement during the workshops, especially when working with others to create their own pieces.”
“This group (Rutgers) has really brought the spirit of the holiday season with them,” said Brandywine Living resident, Jean Petrovcin.
About Brandywine Living
Brandywine Living is a market leader in luxury senior living, including assisted living, memory care and independent living. Founded in 1996, and headquartered in Mt. Laurel, NJ, Brandywine currently operates 29 communities in six states (PA, NJ, NY, CT, VA & DE) with the capacity to serve over 3,000 residents.