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Planters for Nursing Homes project with Mens Sheds in Kerry

Age Friendly Ireland

Age Friendly Kerry

Programme: Kerry

WHO Theme: Social Participation

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Positive Mental And Emotional Health, Staying Connected, Switching Off And Being Creative

Funding Stream: Community Resilience Fund Covid

Resources Required: Financial, Paid Staff, Services, Volunteer time

Cost: 1000-5000


Stakeholder group consisting of representatives from Men’s Sheds, Local Development and Age Friendly programme met and designed a planter project for Nursing Homes. The idea was that the participants would design, build and plant up the planters and volunteers would deliver to Nursing Homes

Aim of Initiative

Jointly involved the Men’s Sheds and Nursing Homes’ residents

Who is it aimed at

Jointly involved the Men’s Sheds and Nursing Homes’ residents

Steps critical to success

  1. Funding and Technical Advice
  2. Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement
  3. Practical Supports such as administration and transport

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. Covid 19 restrictions changed mid way not allowing completion in original format
  2. Achieving consensus in the group
  3. Transport of planters was challenging

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. It showed potential of working together on other projects
  2. The participants were proud of the work
  3. The planters were well received

Siobhan Griffin, Kerry Age Friendly Programme,