Grace Senior Living Earns 2nd Place in Tower Garden Photo Contest Highlighting Active Seniors

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 20, 2018) – Grace Senior Living has earned second place in a photography contest highlighting active residents cultivating hydroponic tower gardens at 13 senior living facilities across the Southeast operated by Legacy Senior Living of Cleveland, Tenn.

Lori Schoolcraft, the life enrichment coordinator for Grace Senior Living, took the prize with her award-winning photograph of resident J.S. Spradlin.

“When I first learned of the competition I quickly went to my residents and told them about it,” Schoolcraft said. “They were thrilled and could not wait to get out there to see what we were going to plant. We discussed whether to plant lettuce, cucumbers or cherry tomatoes. Once they agreed lettuce was the perfect fit for the tower gardens, they went right to work, checking growth progress, water levels and root health every other day.”

Alongside the obvious physical and mental benefits of tending a garden, residents are also enjoying the nutritional and life-affirming fruits of their labor. So far, residents have used the lettuce for hamburgers as well as salad and tuna on lettuce. They look forward to enjoying the next harvest in more delicious ways in the Grace Senior Living dining hall.

“As they picked the lettuce, they talked about when they were younger doing their own gardening with their parents and even their children,” Schoolcraft said. “We had a wonderful time talking about our memories and how excited they are they can do this again!”

About Grace Senior Living of Douglasville

Situated in beautiful Douglas County at 8847 Hospital Drive, Grace Senior Living of Douglasville is a personal care home in Douglasville, Ga., that offers assisted living type services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere. The facility, which is in the metro Atlanta area, is committed to serving the greatest generation with honor, respect, faith and integrity. More information is available at graceseniorliving.net or by calling (770) 920-2273.

Grace Senior Living is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living of Cleveland, Tenn. The parent company specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. More information is available at legacysl.net.

When I first learned of the competition I quickly went to my residents and told them about it.

Lori Schoolcraft, the life enrichment coordinator for Grace Senior Living

PHOTO CAPTION:  J.S. Spradlin is pictured in this award-winning photo of Grace Senior Living of Douglasville residents who are staying active in their favorite pastime through hydroponic tower gardens. These tower gardens, which rely on mineral and nutrient solutions instead of soil, allow seniors to easily engage their passion for gardening without the need for hard labor.

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About Grace Senior Living - Douglasville, GA

Conveniently located across from Wellstar Douglas Hospital, Grace Senior Living of Douglasville, Ga., is a licensed Personal Care Home in metro Atlanta designed specifically to meet the needs of seniors. While maintaining the privacy of their own apartment, residents are free to enjoy the company of others, participate in meaningful activities, or simply relax and enjoy a wonderful way of life.

Grace Senior Living of Douglasville’s beautiful residential community offers a range of assisted living type services that are unparalleled. The staff is friendly, and the environment is safe. Grace values the dignity of each resident, and consider it a special blessing to serve them.

More information is available at graceseniorliving.net or (770) 920-2273.

Grace Senior Living of Douglasville is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living, of Cleveland, Tenn. Legacy Senior Living specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. More information is available at legacysl.net.

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