Seated: (L to R) Ann, Andrea, Barbara, and Deborah; standing: Dotty, Ruth, and Linda with their completed signs.

Boulder JFS Steps Out of the Box and into the Garden

In preparing for the Milk and Honey Farm at the J (Boulder JCC), Becca Weaver and Rachael Brody recently approached Boulder JFS about how to involve older adults.

Golden West resident, Dolly, paints a sign for the farm.
Golden West resident, Dolly, paints a sign for the farm.

The idea of having residents of a retirement community paint signs for the vegetable garden sprouted!  As a result, Ingrid Swords, Boulder JFS volunteer coordinator, invited residents of Golden West to an afternoon of creativity.

The older adults painted signs representing the foods of various Jewish holidays and a lively time was had by all. It was an afternoon of fun, learning, and community that the residents, Ingrid, and Rachael thoroughly enjoyed.  Ingrid said, “It was so much fun, I could hardly believe I was working!”

Later in the summer, stop by the Milk and Honey Farm at the J and enjoy the beautiful signs made by these creative older adults.

About Jewish Family Service

Founded 150 years ago, we currently offer more than 30 programs and services, including food security, housing stability, mental health counseling, aging care, employment support, and disability services. JFS takes a holistic approach, assessing the various needs of the individual or family and provides the appropriate services all from one organization.

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