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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 Alaina Green

Associate Director of Marketing and Communications for Jewish Family Service of Colorado

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