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Green thumbs win prestigious award

Nambucca’s green thumbs win prestigious award

A community garden project, which has brought together seniors in the Nambucca Valley has won a prestigious aged care industry award.

The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency’s Better Practice Award will be presented to staff from Uniting Healthy Living for Seniors Nambucca Heads, on Wednesday 9 March at the Community Garden (corner of Ridge and Lee Streets, Nambucca Heads NSW 2448).

Uniting Community Development Manager, Romayne Page said the Growing Together community garden is for anyone young or old, “It’s an engaging, magical space for everyone – for the primary school children, seniors and people living with dementia. Some people enjoy simply spending time in the garden, being with nature and feeling the wind on their faces. Others enjoy getting their hands dirty and being a little more active.”

After working in the garden Gwen Latham said, “I enjoyed the day, and it’s great that the young folks from Bunnings helped us. I have gardened every day of my life; it is good exercise.”

Another gardener Ruth Forbes said, “I love gardening; I always had a lovely garden. It is so nice to be out in the garden again.”

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Uniting Healthy Living for Seniors Nambucca Heads staff and participants will be presented with their Better Practice Award.

When: Wednesday, 09 March at 10:30

Where: Corner of Ridge and Lee Streets, Nambucca Heads NSW 2448

Media contact: Alison Thyer M: 0457 568 938, athyer@uniting.org