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The Golden Age Retirement Home at Hell Road in West Bay was the beneficiary of the Leadership Cayman 2020 annual community project, which aims to contribute to a local charity or community organisation in a manner that leaves a lasting footprint.
On Saturday, February 22, the Class, in collaboration with The Garden Club of Grand Cayman, carried out a beautification project at the Home, planting flowers and generally restoring the garden around the Home.
Outlining the rationale for the choice of a garden project at the Golden Age Home, the Class Project organisers in their project document noted that “the benefits of a vibrant garden for those in hospitals and retirement homes have been widely reported by various scientific and psychologic studies. … After all, if you can see things growing and flourishing rather than wilting and dying, it’s easier for your body to follow suit!”
Supervisor of the Home, Thelma Richards, said the residents and staff were grateful for the beautification project. She said the staff would be encouraged to ensure that residents who were able to go on the outside get a chance to enjoy the beauty of the rehabilitated garden.
The Class Project was organised by Leadership Cayman graduates, Daniel Murphy and Brian O’Reilly, and class members Nicholas Wight and Anna Wootton.
The project sponsors were AL Thompson’s and the Garden Club of Grand Cayman.
The Major sponsors for the six-month long Leadership Cayman 2020 programme are Cox Lumber Limited, RBC Royal Bank (Cayman) Limited and Wheaton Precious Metals.