April 17, 2019 (Henrietta, NY) ─ The smell of tulips, the taste of maple syrup and the sight of nature coming alive after a long winter, residents at Woodcrest Commons, a DePaul Senior Living Community in Henrietta, have been keeping busy soaking up spring.
Pictured clockwise, Woodcrest Commons resident William Cummings enjoys the flowers on display at the Dutch Connection at the George Eastman Museum; Joanne Hackett tastes some fresh maple syrup at Kettle Ridge Farm in Victor, and Richard Learn and Jack Milligan feed the birds at Mendon Ponds Park.
The Dutch Connection flower show at the George Eastman Museum was the perfect way to shake the winter doldrums.
“It was so inspiring to see all the beautiful flowers in the bright colors, and of course the Eastman House itself is such a sight to see,” said Woodcrest Commons Activities Director Lindsay Lown. “So much history, so many tulips!”
Residents savored the flavor of spring with a visit to Kettle Ridge Farm where they sampled coffee infused syrup, maple syrup and maple candy. In exchange for their “tour fee,” residents got to adopt a maple tree which has now been marked with a plaque that reads “Woodcrest Commons.” After the maple season, the farm will send residents the GPS coordinates for their tree, a certificate, two bottles of pure maple syrup, maple candy and maple granola!
A recent visit to Mendon Ponds Park gave residents the opportunity to learn more about birds of prey at Wild Wings. Afterwards, everyone headed out to the Songbird Trail with some black oil sunflower seeds to feed the chickadees and a few woodpeckers to the delight of some!
“It was a delightful experience and residents were so excited to show their families the videos and pictures of our adventures,” said Lown.