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SRG Senior Living Communities Celebrate Earth Day
04-13-2021

Residents across Senior Resource Group’s 32 senior living communities—from Washington State to Florida—will come together to celebrate Earth Day.

Observed annually on April 22, Earth Day demonstrates support for environmental protection. It was first held in 1970 and is now in its 51st year. 

To mark the occasion, SRG senior living communities will participate in tree-planting ceremonies and other Earth-friendly initiatives to encourage residents and staff to be good stewards of the Earth. Among the trees that will be dedicated at the communities are magnolias, which represent perseverance and ironwoods, symbolizing strength. 

“Earth Day represents the healing touch of nature, growth, rejuvenation and reenergizing,” said Dr. Sarah Matyko, Senior Resource Group’s Corporate Director of Life Enrichment. “The Earth Day Tribute Trees are rooted in our resolve to do our part to impact our environment positively.”

Each community will put its own unique spin on the socially distanced tree-planting ceremonies, including speeches, performances and themed arts and crafts projects to honor Mother Earth. Among the highlights will be:

  • At Amber Lights in Tucson, Ariz., residents are invited to plant an herb garden in the active retirement community’s newly installed raised garden beds as part of the Earth Day festivities. They’re also participating in a rock-painting activity where they’ll create powerful and inspirational messages on the rocks that will be placed at the base of the ironwood tree being planted. 

  • Sister community La Siena in Phoenix will also plant an ironwood tree to mark Earth Day. Weeklong celebrations include special showings of Earth-themed documentaries and virtual tours of national parks and botanical gardens throughout the United States. Residents will also enjoy fascinating presentations by Greg Peterson, founder and owner of Urban Garden, and Terry Gerber, an Arizona Park Ranger and expert on indigenous plants and animals. 

  • The Kensington in Walnut Creek, Calif., will host an elegant Earth-Day themed party to accompany the tree-planting ceremony. There will be speeches by the senior living community’s executive director and resident council president along with live entertainment. The executive chef has also planned a mouth-watering farm-to-table dinner for everyone’s enjoyment. 

  • At The Piedmont at Buckhead in Atlanta, a whimsical garden luncheon will encourage residents to learn more about Earth Day. In addition to planting a magnolia tree, the celebration includes a floral arranging class, live entertainment and a delicious menu, expertly prepared by the culinary team. The luncheon will also feature upcycled materials used as decorations to highlight how discarded materials can be repurposed to reduce pollution. 

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