A group of residents from our Regency Green Aged Care site have spent an afternoon getting their hands dirty as part of a new partnership with Bunnings.

The residents visited Bunnings on Churchill Rd to plant lettuce and get creative with paints and stickers to decorate the pots.

Regency Green Acting Activities Officer Margaret Renn says the day means more to residents than just a few hours of fun.

“Days like this keep our residents connected to their past, it keeps their minds and their hands stimulated,” she says.

“They get to reminisce. It also connects them with the community outside Regency Green.”

Participant Noela, 97, agrees.

“I used to have a beautiful garden and to be able to put my hands back in the dirt is just wonderful” she says.

“It brings back memories.

“This is absolutely magnificent … it is a credit to every single person who has taken part.”

Margaret aims to continue the partnership with Bunnings to provide seasonal gardening opportunities for residents and to keep developing the gardens at Regency Green.