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Accessible Garden Grand Opening

Paving a Path Back to Good Life:

The Denbigh House Accessible Garden Project Allows
Individuals with Brain Injury
the Opportunity to Return to Gardening

The Denbigh House members and staff are pleased invite you to The Denbigh House for the Garden Grand Opening on April 27, 2017 from 2pm -5pm to celebrate the completion of the accessible garden project. A presentation to recognize supporters and funders will be made at 3pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Prior to 2017, an act as simple as tending to The Denbigh House garden was impossible for Clubhouse members who used wheelchairs, walkers or struggled with balance. Through the generous support of the Altria Companies Employee Community Fund, the First United Methodist Church of Newport News Foundation, the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation of Newport News, Outdoor Kitchen Creations, and many generous individual donors, The Denbigh House was able to address this accessibility barrier by completing a multi-year project to install new back doors and a paved back patio. The newly completed patio includes raised garden beds, wheelchair accessible planters and a wheelchair accessible picnic table.

 

Members and staff at The Denbigh House are working hard to prepare the garden for the Grand Opening!

Please join us on Thursday, April 27th from 2pm-5pm to celebrate the completion of this tremendous accessibility project.  The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Jessica Dupuy at 757-833-7845 or jessica@communitybraininjury.org.  The Denbigh House is located at 12725 McManus Blvd. Suite 2E, Newport News, VA 23602

Showing off our handiwork!

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Being involved in the community is a strong theme in the Clubhouse. Creating strong ties to the community in which our members live can help end the social isolation that can follow a brain injury, help members create meaningful relationships with their community, and aid members in living in the community as independently as possible. The Mill House and The Denbigh House have created group volunteer and/or work opportunities to become more active in the community.  Both Clubhouses participate on Meals on Wheels, delivering meals to homebound individuals who have difficulty maintaining a healthy diet or preparing meals  on their own.  The Mill House members also clean a local church one day a week.

 

Trail clean-up

Providing members with an opportunity to give back to their communities is an important way to be involved. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, The Denbigh House members participated in two service projects to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On their first project, members of The Denbigh House traveled to Chatham Trail to clean up the trail, and picked up trash and recycling.

 

 

“Thank you for your service”

For their second project, members of The Denbigh House Kitchen Unit spent the morning baking brownies. In the afternoon, the members enjoyed delivering the brownies as a thank you to the First Responders in the community, dropping them off at several police and fire stations.  The members of The Denbigh House enjoyed their day of service and look forward to the opportunity in the future!

 

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