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Chestnut Manor’s Gardens Championed by Newly-Appointed Lifestyle Pioneer

Sr Frances Ursuline Nun, Chestnut Manor Planters Gardening

Sr Frances, a resident at Chestnut Manor Care Home in Wanstead has volunteered to enrol into an initiative set by Westgate Healthcare named ‘Lifestyle Pioneers’, with the responsibility of maintaining the gardens at the home throughout the year.

The gardens at purpose-built Chestnut Manor Care Home have received a variety of wonderful planters with a rich palette of green foliage to provide sensory benefits to the outdoor space, heightening the residents’ mood and quality of life outdoors.

Chestnut Manor Care Home understands the importance of creating a well-designed garden. It encourages residents to be more active, find renewed purpose by participating in garden hobbies, and gain mental uplift from daily contact with the natural world.

The new gardening Lifestyle Pioneer, Sr Frances, is eager to start her gardening role as she feels the role comes completely natural to her. Sr Frances plans to create a sustainable fruit and vegetable patch which doubles as a calming space for all residents and staff to enjoy.

Sr Frances, Resident at Chestnut Manor Care Home, said:

“I’m an Ursuline Nun and I used to teach physics to our School boarders. After retiring I enjoyed looking after the plants in our convent garden. I also love learning about birds and interacting with them. At Chestnut Manor, I have the opportunity to continue to enjoy gardening and that means a lot to me.”

To learn more about our Westgate Healthcare’s Lifestyle Pioneer programme, click here.

To find out more about the care and services offered at Chestnut Manor Care Home, click here.

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