The residents at New Carlisle Village asked for a garden where they could grow vegetables for their own use and to share with their neighbors in the independent living retirement apartment and Community Health Foundation delivered. New Carlisle Village was awarded a $7,500 grant to make the idea a reality!

Residents now have accessible raised garden beds to grow tomatoes, cabbage, herbs and other produce for themselves and to share with others. The grant also supported the creation of a food pantry where residents can pick up needed items provided by Second Harvest Food Bank and other donors.

Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) offers rent-subsidized, affordable senior living communities, like New Carlisle Village, that provides a variety of options and services not often found in communities for seniors with limited incomes. At ERS, they believe that older adults should live with dignity and comfort in a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment no matter their financial situation.

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