The seniors at Mulroy Day Center utilize programs offered to build a tighter knit community. Whether it be a game of chess or dominoes or a meal shared, community is at the heart of Mulroy’s mission.
In May, the tight knit group, who range in age from 60 to 93, gathered to create something beautiful to share with seniors in Denver who participate in Mulroy’s programs. Those with a green thumb and passion for gardening came together to plant flowers and produce. Thanks to May showers, the garden beds were bound to flourish. The garden was a small patch of land in the back yard, and, thanks to a few hardworking individuals, it has been transformed into a flourishing oasis of greenery.
For many of the seniors, the community garden provides a much-needed escape from the stresses of everyday life. It’s a place where they can immerse themselves in the beauty of nature, forget their worries and connect with others. within the residence.
The garden also serves as a reminder that despite their age, the seniors are still capable of creating something beautiful and meaningful. It is a testament to the resilience and spirit of those who utilize Mulroy’s resources.
“The community garden is not a community garden without everyone’s grain of sand,” said Margarita Ceballos-Gomez, program coordinator at Mulroy.
The Day Center powered by Catholic Charities of Denver, has connected seniors seeking companionship for years, and the garden serves as a symbol of growth through that connection. It is a testament to the power of community and the simple pleasures of life, and a reminder that no matter what chapter we are in our lives, we can always find new ways to grow and flourish.