Tuesday, June 21, 2016

June 18, 2016
 
In partnership with Seabury’s Home First/Age-in-Place program, PBR shared a wonderful day with staff, the Advisory Council, residents, Seabury’s CEO and PBR supporters as we were all hands in the soil in a summer welcoming revitalization of the grounds of Seabury’s Home First Pleasant Hill House  (www.seaburyresources.org/srj/index.php/housing/homefirst). The garden beautification was particularly special as the garden would be dedicated in honor and remembrance of my dear friend and mentor and beloved Home First volunteer, Preston Williams.  Mr. Preston was the embodiment of PBR’s vision and mission – ensuring that plants were central in the lives of those most in need, under resourced seniors in particular.  He would introduce me to the wonderful residents of Pleasant Hill House as we teamed up to bring a horticulture and horticultural therapy experience to them.  These experiences were seminal in the creation of PBR.  Mr. Preston’s passing last September still reverberates throughout Seabury’s Home First community, but his magnanimous spirit and infectious light and joy are rooted deep in the hearts and service of all who had the privilege to celebrate life with him.