Posted: July 12, 2018
At Dayspring Villa assisted living community, we are always looking for new ways to enrich each day. That’s why our motto is “Life Shines Brighter,” because our older adults get engaged in interesting and innovative projects and have purpose.
As just one example of our purpose filled living is our Butterfly Garden. How many senior living communities have a Butterfly Garden?
Dayspring Villa partnered with the Butterfly Pavilion’s Senior Habitat Gardening Program to create our own butterfly garden. Our residents learned from Butterfly Pavilion staff about the life cycle of butterflies, the kinds of plants that butterflies and caterpillars need to survive, and strategies for promoting local butterflies to visit our garden. The Butterfly Pavilion then provided butterfly-friendly plants to start our garden.
Our community has loved keeping the plants watered and healthy and watching all the bees and butterflies come to drink nectar from the garden. There have been Monarch, Swallowtail, and several Cabbage butterflies!
We also received our own caterpillars to care for and release in the spring. These perennial plants will allow our community to provide a safe and nurturing habitat for the butterflies of Denver. More importantly, it gives our residents a purpose and a chance to give back, which are exactly the kinds of things that make for senior living with a high quality of life!
The Butterfly Garden took a big effort and our partners at Bellco Credit Union chipped in to make it possible, volunteering time and energy to the project. Corporate partners like Bellco make it possible for CLC to provide quality services and care for residents as well as support dedicated team members who daily demonstrate their huge heart for residents.
Volunteers from Bellco Bank built two new garden beds, weeded, and replenished the soil in four raised garden beds. They also did a trash clean-up around the property and parking lot. One resident family member pulled up while they were out collecting trash and thanked them wholeheartedly.
“It’s important to me, as well as Bellco, to give back to the community. We are grateful for the opportunity to volunteer and revitalize the outdoor garden space at Dayspring Villa for their residents. My family and I loved the experience, and the great hospitality by the Dayspring Villa staff.” – Mallikarjuna (Mallik)
A butterfly garden at a senior living community is just one example of how our philosophy of care can be seen at Dayspring Villas. As a small, family-oriented community, we strive to fulfill our mission to enrich the quality and dignity of life for our residents with respect, love and compassion. We take great pride in our clean and safe property, quality services and caring and responsive staff.
While we receive phone calls from family members who say, “You are the closest assisted living near me,” we always tell them to consider the quality of life their loved one will enjoy. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to keep things local when helping a loved one search for senior living – we are very proud to be a part of our Sloan’s Lake/Highlands “Slo-Hi” neighborhood. However, being nearby shouldn’t be your primary consideration when helping a loved one look for senior living – you also need to consider quality of life!
Finding a place where you or your loved one is comfortable, cared for and can enjoy their days is so important for the family. At Dayspring Villa we are always happy to speak with you about your needs and whether our community would be a good fit. We welcome you to visit and speak with our residents and team members. Just contact us to learn more.