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GARDEN ANGELS. Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian. What is Garden Angels About?. Volunteers work with elderly residents on their gardens. Clients gain a tidy and functional garden they can enjoy. Volunteers gain gardening experience and other skills.

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garden angels

GARDEN ANGELS

Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian

what is garden angels about
What is Garden Angels About?
  • Volunteers work with elderly residents on their gardens.
  • Clients gain a tidy and functional garden they can enjoy.
  • Volunteers gain gardening experience and other skills.
  • All benefit from shared experiences and a sense of community.
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What is Garden Angels About?
  • Creating accessible, safe, and pleasing garden spaces
  • Increasing contact with people outside the home
  • Encouraging positive interactions
  • Promoting outdoor activity and a healthy lifestyle
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What is Garden Angels About?
  • Increasing physical and mental activity
  • Reducing isolation
  • Improving quality of life and diet
  • Building motivation and self-esteem
  • Giving a sense of accomplishment and purpose
who can volunteer
Who Can Volunteer?
  • Anyone over 16 with an interest in gardening and concern for the elderly
  • People wanting gardening skills, social interaction and work experience
who can receive the service
Who Can Receive The Service?
  • People over 60:
  • Who need help in their gardens
  • Who wish to be more active in the outdoors
  • Who want to keep their minds and bodies healthy
  • Who want more social interaction with the community
benefits for clients
Benefits for Clients
  • Appealing and tidy garden space
  • Outdoor exercise and interaction with others
  • Healing properties of gardening and nature
  • Fresh air, fresh flowers and fresh produce
benefits for volunteers
Benefits for Volunteers
  • Gardening skills and training
  • People skills
  • Building relationships
  • Satisfaction of helping others
  • Valuable work experience
  • Good reference
building positive relationships
Building Positive Relationships
  • Communication between generations
  • Meeting neighbours
  • Increasing community
  • Shared experiences
  • Shared knowledge and learning
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