VMCH’s Kialla House showed off the horticulture skills of clients, as they enjoyed a newly installed vegetable garden bed, wholly donated by Bunnings Shepparton.
Kialla House provides respite for carers, looking after their loved ones while they receive a much-needed break. Guests, who attend during the day, or overnight, enjoy a range of social activities.
“Many of our clients have been orchardists, farmers or simply enjoyed gardening throughout their lives,” said Kialla House Leisure and Lifestyle Assistant, Janie.
“Our aim is to focus on the interests of the person, taking into consideration past and present interests and activities to enhance the wellbeing of those who stay with us.
“Jillian from Bunnings came to the house and spent a lovely morning with clients and staff to set up the new space.
“The addition of a garden such as this will enrich the lives of clients, giving them the opportunity to spend time both indoors and outdoors and participate in meaningful activities.
“Now, when clients arrive, they go straight to the garden to check on its progress and make sure it has been watered.”
John, a client of Kialla House, loves having the garden, when he visits each week.
“It’s good to get outside in the garden. I like to keep an eye on how it’s growing each week. It’s my job.”