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Feb 12

Red Roses = True Love #alzheimers #dementia #caregiving

Today, a “Meet Up” group organized by the Alzheimer’s Association, St. Louis Chapter did exhibit TRUE LOVE as they met up for Maturity and Its Muse’s monthly Memories @MoBot program, at the world renown Missouri Botanical Garden.. Those attending exhibited their love for and devotion to each other. We had a beautiful morning! Led by therapeutic horticulturalist educator, Jeanne Carbonne, the group learned the Language of Flowers meanings of so many of the flowers that they ultimately used in the “tussie mussie” arrangements they made. Who knew, yellow roses meant infidelity. Y’all watch out this Valentine’s Day.

Warning!

  Jeanne was assisted by Donald Frish, from her department, and Janet Vetter, Missouri Botanical Garden volunteer docent…and we had three ladies from MERG. MERG, an Ameren volunteer group, stands for Multi Generational Employee Resource Group. Laura, Jan, and Cheryl (pictured below) volunteer their time for a whole host of community organizations, where they know they can be of help in a variety of ways. For example, here they were today…helping us at the Garden on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association. Tomorrow, they could be serving lunch at St. Patrick’s Center. Lucky us to have their support.

MERG members Jan, Cheryl, and Laura stand ready to help Jeanne Carbonne (on right) assist our group in making Valentine's Day basket arrangements.

MERG members Jan, Cheryl, and Laura stand ready to help Jeanne Carbonne (on right) assist our group in making Valentine’s Day basket arrangements.

Yes, LUCKY US! Jeanne and Janet took us all in to the Orchid Show. A quick visit to the tropics always makes happy campers of a group of folks who woke up to a bitter cold St. Louis morning. All too soon the delightful and educational morning came to an end. Our group departed, hand in hand which = TRUE LOVE.

Care Partners, hand in hand, leave the Orchid Show today.

Care Partners, hand in hand, leave the Orchid Show today.

My thanks to one and all for a beautiful day full of love and smiles.

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