Sprucing up Our GarDen!
We've been busy getting our garden ready for our Day Services participants!
Did you know gardening is a great activity for folks with developmental and intellectual disabilities? Besides the benefits of fresh air and exercise, smelling plants like lavender can reduce anxiety and stress, and touching different textures is fun! Raised beds bring the flowers closer. And, planting brings satisfaction and confidence. You can learn more about the benefits of aromatherapy and horticulture (and lots of other cool things) by visiting our Resources page. Just click here.
Thank you so much to the following recent champions of our work:
Electric Boat Employees' Community Association
The John E. Fogarty Foundation
Newport Fed Charitable Foundation
Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce
Ocean Community Chamber Foundation
State of RI Legislature - Sponsored by RI Senator Dennis Algiere
Thanks to your support, we see smiles and progress and triumphs
every day at Olean Center. Hope you come back soon to see new photos,
info on upcoming events that might interest you, and new resources to connect you to the info you need!