Independent Living Community Pine Ridge of Garfield was recently featured in the news for their inspiring message to residents and other seniors.
Clinton Township senior community makes rainbows over Michigan
By: Nick Mordowanec | C&G Newspapers | Published April 20, 2020
CLINTON TOWNSHIP — In a time of uncertainty, staffers and residents at a local senior living community are offering hope.
Pine Ridge of Garfield, located just south of Moravian Drive, wants the community to know that small acts of kindness go a long way. Recently, that has involved rainbows and a colorful message for others not to give up.
Joy director Samantha Bruce said staffers and residing seniors got involved as part of “Rainbows over Michigan.” A Facebook group was created March 21 to spread the message of art by way of rainbows, created from different mediums such as tempura paint, chalk markers, washable paint, acrylic paint and soap and water, and homemade chalk and paint.
As of April 18, the group had nearly 195,000 members and over 10,000 posts were created for members to show off their specific works.
“We know that after the toughest storms comes the brightest rainbows,” Bruce said.
The community’s staff has painted the building’s front windows with rainbow hearts, while residents have decorated their doors with rainbows.
Also, Pine Ridge of Garfield is providing any senior with a homemade, washable mask if he or she needs one. They just have to call (586) 723-0000 and a mask will be mailed.
“These beautiful reminders of hope and beauty have really encouraged our staff and residents to keep pushing on during such a challenging time,” Bruce said.
After the article ran, the supervisor at Clinton Township reached out to Pine Ridge of Garfield to secure face masks for seniors in Clinton Township who needed to use the smart bus for transportation but could not do so without a face mask.
The Pine Ridge of Garfield Difference
At Pine Ridge of Garfield in Clinton Township, Michigan, you will find a thriving independent living campus. With leafy trees and picturesque courtyards, it’s a community where residents and team members care for one another and form close bonds. This supportive environment allows residents to feel comfortable and at home. Call 586-723-0000 for more information.