St. Ann’s Garden Club (SAGC), founded on the basis of horticultural therapy, is a program at Providence Farm dedicated to adults and seniors with mental health and age-related illnesses. Participants are referred through the Vancouver Island Health Authority or a personal physician.
SAGC has been serving the Cowichan Valley since 1990. Programming includes:
× Horticultural therapy – planting, transplanting, working in the solarium, greenhouse or personal gardens.
× Arts and crafts – woodworking, painting and clay work.
× Outings – taking road trips to points of interest throughout the Cowichan Valley.
× Socialization – baking, cooking, movies, puzzles, lunch and tea times together.
Transportation to/from Providence Farm can be provided to participants of the program within a pre-defined service area.
The goal of Providence Farm is to promote inclusion and community. As such, SAGC:
× Provides a safe, inclusive and friendly environment where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect,
× Provides individual, meaningful and enjoyable activities for each participant.
× Provides valuable respite for caregivers,
× Supports the broader Cowichan Valley community in keeping its seniors safe and healthy.
SAGC is partially funded through the Vancouver Island Health Authority. Other funding is found through fundraising efforts and events of Providence Farm, generous donations from the local community, grants from foundations and user fees. User fees are $10 per day.
Program hours: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Tuesday through Friday
Click the link for a printable brochure of the St. Ann’s Garden Club program-SAGC Brochure 2014