Sensory garden created in popular resident’s memory

Westerleigh Nursing Home in Corsica Road, Seaford, has a new sensory garden built in memory of a former resident Barbara Wares. Cutting the tape is Jon Freeman assisted by Jane Lutter best friend of Barbara Wares and Mahen Rahen Westerleigh's owner and Maureen the senior activities leader.
Westerleigh Nursing Home in Corsica Road, Seaford, has a new sensory garden built in memory of a former resident Barbara Wares. Cutting the tape is Jon Freeman assisted by Jane Lutter best friend of Barbara Wares and Mahen Rahen Westerleigh's owner and Maureen the senior activities leader.

A sensory garden has been created in memory of a former resident at Westerleigh Nursing Home in Seaford.

After Barbara Wares passed away a residents’ meeting was held to discuss the best way to use money she had left to the residents’ fund.

As she loved the garden so much and enjoyed getting out there as often as she could the idea of creating a sensory garden was supported.

Former East Sussex County Councillor Jon Freeman and Barbara’s best friend Jane Lutter were on hand to cut the ribbon to mark the home’s new addition last month on Tuesday July 23.

The garden boasts a water feature, a tree, perfumed plants, a bench, wind chimes and more.

Maureen Walton, team lead for activities, said, “Barbara loved to be out in the garden and she had lots of friends.

“The garden is quiet and peaceful.

“We wanted something everybody could enjoy and her friend said she would be absolutely delighted with it.”

Pictured are Jon Freeman and Jane Lutter cutting the ribbon, alongside Mahen Rahen, owner of the home and Maureen Walton, team leader for activities.