Outlying Areas

Edgewater Haven Nursing Home – Port Edwards

The Serenity Garden at the entrance to Edgewater Haven was

developed in 2005 to enhance the environment of patients, families, and staff. Sensory gardens have proven to be therapeutic as they provide opportunities for physical and speech therapies as well as reminiscing and relaxation.

A colorful variety of annuals, perennials, grasses, and shrubs with their scents and textures provide sensory stimulation and four season interest. Wide sidewalks and five raised flower beds enable residents with all kinds of disabilities to see, touch, smell, and enjoy.  Some residents also enjoy working in the garden themselves, sharing their gardening experiences in their younger years with our Master Gardener volunteers. Two shaded patios, benches, and a bubbling fountain provide a serene place to de-stress or socialize for residents and caregivers alike.

Originally conceived by WCMGV Edie Behm and developed with the assistance of other MG volunteers, this beautiful urban garden is fascinating with so much to see. For information about the garden or volunteer opportunities contact project leader Judy Miller.

Lester Public Library of Rome, 1157 Rome Center Dr, Nekoosa

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