How often do we tell the senior citizens in our community that we are thankful for them?
In the Noble County community, a large portion of our senior population remains extremely active in the workforce, the church, public service, and childcare. They are integral pieces of the puzzle that make our community a wonderful place to live. We should let them know how thankful we are for them.
When the time comes that those very active seniors take a step back and spend more time at home, we should still communicate how thankful we are for their influence in our lives.
One way that OSU Extension is saying “Thank You” to our seniors is by offering programs specifically tailored for them.
One of the programs we have offered in 2017 and 2018 is Kindred Gardens: Gardening for Seniors. Kindred Gardens has been offered as five staggered classes per year at the Joyce M. Davis Senior Center in Caldwell. Our final class of 2018 was a floral design class where attendees made their own boxwood holiday wreaths.
The senior center has been a great location for the class. It is centralized and has public transportation. However, we also acknowledge that many of our seniors do not utilize the center.
Looking into the future, OSU Extension would like to offer the Kindred Gardens series in another location, outlaying Caldwell, if we have seniors interested in attending.
If you are a senior or know a senior who would be interested in attending Kindred Gardens in 2019, please call 740-732-5681 or write to the Noble County Extension Office care of Christine Gelley at 46049 Marietta Rd. Suite 2, Caldwell, OH 43724. We are interested in potential locations to host the program that will allow us to reach more of our seniors with an interest in gardening.
If you have other ideas of how we can show our thanks for our seniors through Extension programming, please pass those along as well.
Best wishes to you for a very happy Thanksgiving!