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Mercy Care volunteers tend to their garden

Mercy Care Friendship Volunteers and Elders plant a vegetable garden at Lake Placid Community Garden. (Provided photo)

LAKE PLACID — On May 30, Mercy Care Elder Friends and Friendship Volunteers spent the afternoon preparing their vegetable garden at the Lake Placid Community Garden on Old Military Road.

The plan is to tend the garden over the growing season and harvest the produce for participating Mercy Care Elder Friends and Friendship Volunteers. In addition to the variety of vegetables planted, there was an abundance of sunshine, socialization, friendship and happiness.

Mercy Care’s mission is to enhance in every dimension the fullness of life of elders living in our community. Mercy Care hosts social impact engagement events to strengthen friendships and relationships in the Tri-Lakes area among Mercy Care Volunteers, Parish Nurses, Elder Friends, and Mercy Care’s Mission Extension Partners’ Volunteers and their Elder Friends.

Mercy Care is experiencing many new requests from elders in our community who need friends and informal supports to help them age in place more successfully. Mercy Care serves any older adult in need within our capacity.

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