Rest Home residents give back to Bellyful
Principle 4 of the Eden Alternative is about helping to overcome the three plagues of old age – boredom, loneliness and helplessness – by encouraging and creating opportunities for residents to give as well as to receive. Helping out local charity, Bellyful, was the perfect opportunity to do just that.
Bellyful provides meals for families with newborn babies and families with young children who are struggling with illness. Sharon, one of HBH Senior Living’s care partners, has volunteered for Bellyful for the last five years – so she enlisted the help of our residents for the charity’s recent ‘market day’ fundraiser.
Rest Home residents helped out by putting together 130 goodie bags for those attending the event. The residents thoroughly enjoyed working on the ‘production line’ and the event was a great success all round.