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Sustainable Garden Project: The Need to Assist Frail Elderly People

Sustainable Garden Project: The Need to Assist Frail Elderly People

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Published by: calderdavid35 on Oct 03, 2011
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The Department of Human Services(DHS) has identified the need to assist frailelderly people in the Neighbourhood Renewal area of Ashburton, Ashwood andChadstone, to remain in their own homes and maintain their independence. Highmaintenance gardens are problematic for frail elderly people with mobility issuesThis project was the initiative of Jeff Herd of DHS as a Neighbourhood RenewalprojectThe Sustainable Garden Project was funded by the DHS Home & Community CareprogramThe Reference Group guided the project through regular meetings and offeredinvaluable advice, networking contacts and insight.Helena Allen Department of Human Services– Home and Community CareKat O’Reilly C.E.O Ashburton Support ServicesSarah Lachal Occupational Therapist MonashLink Community HealthServiceMichelle Jones Monash City Council - Aged Care ServicesRichard Thornton Neighbourhood RenewalMargaret Clarke Horticultural Therapist, Horticulture Therapy Group VictoriaPatricia Cheney St. Mark’s Day CentreTrish Grundy St. Marks Day CentreDiana Cotter Project CoordinatorAshburton Support Services managed the project, special thanks go to the CEO,Kat O’Reilly who kept everything on track and provided much appreciated on-goingsupport and wisdom.Thank you also to Nancy Groll, coordinator of Volunteer Alliance with her efficientwork finding new volunteers and processing all their paperwork.The project could not have been implemented without the tireless and enthusiastichelp of the volunteers.Neil WithersNoelle and John HowellSam PantTrish NeateAnn BrownGeorge SchulzeChristine ButlerJan EbblesJudy ClementsPam SansomMiranda FraserFinally, thank you to all the clients who allowed us into their gardens, and lives andworked so willingly with us to make the project so enjoyable.
Acknowledgement 2Executive Summary 4
1. Introduction
5(i) The need for the project 5(ii) Principals of Sustainable Gardens 5Objective 1 7Objective 2 9
2. Project achievements and challenges
132.1 Clients and carers 13Case study 118Case study 221Case study 3 24Case study 426Case study 5 402.ii Volunteers 33
3. Challenges
4. Project outcomes
5. Recommendations
DHS Department of Human ServicesHACC Home & Community CareMOU Memorandum of UnderstandingSGP Sustainable Garden ProjectCEO Chief Executive Officer

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