Opal's new Summer of Fun Program aspires to reinvigorate the lives of local seniors by including them in the seasonal activities we all enjoy - fishing, gardening, cookouts, the KY State Fair, and even a Belle of Louisville Cruise! So far this year, we've fulfilled over 75 dream requests, and delivered hundreds of items - but with your help, next year will be even bigger!
Making 15 garden boxes takes a lot of wood - so much in fact, it required heavy equipment - not to mention tons of elbow grease!
Garden Boxes are a staple of the Summer of Fun Program - they provide hours of enjoyment to the residents, serve as a focal point for group activities and socializing, brighten the facilities with flowers, and some even grew vegetables - which were incorporated into healthy meals the residents prepared themselves!
Kick-off day for the Summer of Fun didn't include the great summer weather we hoped for - but it brought most of our board together for a long day of giving and service - which is great blessing unto itself!
Take a look at what became of those empty garden boxes!
But wait - there's more! We also took residents on a fishing trip, a state fair trip, and sent others to the Belle of Louisville. of course, we also fulfilled a litany of individual and group requests, including cotton candy and popcorn machines, a new grill, jukeboxes, Boomboxes, MP3 players, party supplies...And NECESSITY items such as wheelchairs, comfort pets, and a cool new device that allows parkinson's pateients to feed themselves!