10th April 2020

In photos: our Residential Home staff and pensioners in the garden

Photographs taken before Nepal went into lockdown.

Easter weekend is often the start of a gardener’s year. It’s time for the green-fingered to start dusting off their tools, planning their flower displays and choosing what vegetables to grow.

Gardening is a favourite pastime for many of the pensioners at our two Residential Homes in Nepal. Each of the Homes boasts a large outdoor area where you’ll find trees filled with fruit, beautiful blooms from the flowers and an array of vegetables in neatly sown rows.

Working on the gardens gives staff and pensioners a chance to unwind and relax, and also gives them a sense of purpose and achievement.

Some of our staff share their thoughts on how gardening enriches the lives of our Gurkha veterans and widows:

Bir Bahadur Limbu, Support Manager

At our Residential Home in Dharan, staff and pensioners grow their own vegetables on site

“I love gardening. It makes me feel so relaxed and peaceful. It helps the elderly residents feel that way too.”

Ujwala Maharjan‎, Nurse at our Residential Home in Dharan

“Gardening helps to create a healthier environment, from producing oxygen to creating more greenery. Spending time outside can help reduce stress.”

Purna Bahadur Rana, Manager at our Residential Home in Kaski

 

“Gardening is a fantastic activity for the wellbeing of senior citizens. Our residents chose to plant corn and now they’re harvesting them to cook for dinner.”

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