By Cherrie Nutley, SWODA Ombudsman Supervisor — Spring has arrived and residents in area long-term care facilities are excited for more opportunities to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. Many facilities have space and encourage residents to be involved in the flowerbeds and vegetable gardens. Check with a facility in your area to see if they need plants, seeds and gardening supplies for residents to use. Many facilities also have bird feeders, and birdseed is always appreciated. Visitation is now open at all facilities with only an initial screening when you arrive. You will need to wear your mask…

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