Retirement Community Clean Up for Creation
April 26, 2019
Beyond our Community Center, nursing and rehabilitation center, and the many independent living cottages, villas and apartments at Abernethy Laurels Retirement Community in Newton, NC is 120 acres of rolling hills, wooded areas, and beautiful flora. Residents living at Abernethy Laurels wholeheartedly value the beauty and serenity of the rural campus. From large oaks, flowering dogwoods, squirrels, birds, rabbits, raccoons, and an occasional deer – our campus is home to more than those 62 and older – it’s home to nature.
In addition to a robust recycling program already in place, many of those who call Abernethy Laurels home desire to take their environmental stewardship efforts to the next level. Essentially, they want to have a hand in keeping the grounds beautiful while maintaining areas for vegetation and wildlife to thrive. These residents recently put that passion to work. Donned in gloves, hats and work attire residents spent countless hours cleaning up unsafe debris, picking up litter, and enhancing the beauty and safety of our walking trails.
“We enjoyed getting a little dirty and making a difference,” shared Tom Ennis, a resident at Abernethy Laurels. “The land God gave us is irreplaceable so we want it to be preserved, cared for, and valued so that generations later can enjoy it too.”