On May 31, the Huntingdon residential and long-term care centre (CHSLD) welcomed 21 students from École Arthur-Pigeon high school for a gardening activity that also involved several residents.
As part of the “Un jardin à ma hauteur” project, students from the high school brought in vegetable plants to fill raised planters located in the new outdoor space created for residents at long-term care centre. Students helped the residents to plant a variety of vegetable seedlings, which will be enjoyed all summer long by the residents and visitors to the facility.
This initiative is one of the projects being implemented by the Montérégie-Ouest Integrated Health and Social Services Centre (CISSSMO) as part of the Québec government’s Plan d’action pour l’hébergement de longue durée. The long-term housing action plan, which stems from the government’s Housing and long-term care policy, aims to provide a living and care environment that evolves and adapts to the various needs of residents to encourage them and their families to feel more at home. (SR)