Green thumb wins EN award

1 July 2012

Creating a veggie patch to encourage dementia facility residents to get gardening was a winner for enrolled nurse Pauline Anderson.

Anderson took out the supreme award at the 2012 Presbyterian Support Central Quality and Innovation Awards.

She also took out the Best Eden Initiative prize for her “Granny’s Garden” project at Enliven’s Kandahar Court dementia facility in Masterton.

The Eden philosophy focuses on preventing loneliness, helplessness and boredom in older people’s lives. The garden was designed so residents could garden alongside friends and family and was put together by Anderson, an Eden associate, with the help of residents, family members, and other staff.