HPCC & The Enrichment Center Build A Veterans Garden

Submitted on Wednesday February 29th, 2012

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter and The Enrichment Center Collaborate to Build a Veterans Garden

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter and The Enrichment Center are working together to create a special Veterans Garden on the Hospice & Palliative CareCenter campus. The proposed design has been carefully conceived to respect the natural beauty found on our picturesque campus off of Burke Mill Road. The focal point of the garden is a flag pole elevated above a raised circular flower bed, the interior of which will contain custom handmade benches, designed and created by the talented artists from The Enrichment Center. The garden design is wheelchair accessible and welcomes visitors in for reflection and respite.

Understanding that veterans often carry experiences from their military service that present distinctive challenges at the end of life, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter has trained professionals specially qualified to care for patients with a history of military service. In collaboration, artists from The Enrichment Center, an arts-based program for adults with intellectual and development disabilities, will design and create two benches for the Veterans Garden using mixed mediums. They will gratefully contribute their talents as a way of paying tribute to our veterans.

Today, one in four dying Americans is a veteran. It is important to both agencies to create a spiritual place to reflect on the history and strength of the men and women who have served our country. We welcome your support and participation in this meaningful endeavor.