Girl Volunteers in Action

Last Sunday our Girl Volunteer Corps gathered to take action on their latest service project!  The girls partnered with the Avalon Southwest Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home to design a Sensory Garden for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia residents.  Current research shows that residents exhibit fewer symptoms of Alzheimer’s in settings with gardens and homelike environments.  Our goal was to create a comforting therapeutic space for these residents, and brighten their day with the sights and smells of flowers and trees!  We arrived on Sunday with over 100 plants and flowers donated by Mesquite Valley Growers.  The girls, residents, and parents worked together to plant, paint, and clean up the area all in a matter of 3 hours!  This project has provided the girls with an opportunity to build meaningful connections with the residents, learn about collaborative community building, and practice time management and leadership skills.  

We will be finishing up our painting at next month’s meeting on Sunday, May 25th from 2:00-5:00pm, and will be painting Ben’s Bells with the residents on Sunday, June 29th. Stay tuned for more pictures and news on this incredible project!

The Girl Volunteer Corps engages, empowers, and motivates girls to take action in their communities, creating sustainable change for the future. For more information and to get involved, contact Desiree Gonzales, Girl Experience Specialist, at dgonzales@girlscoutssoaz.org

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May
06, 2014

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