Rotarians Dave Connolly, left, and Ross White, and Robert Grose, Eden Gardens funds development chairman, attach Rotary logo to new benches. (Photo submitted)

Rotary club leaves benchmark at Eden Gardens

Rotary Club of Nanaimo donated $10,000 for 26 benches at the new Eden Gardens dementia care home

Rotary Club of Nanaimo has made sure there are lots of places for people to sit and take a load off at Eden Gardens.

The downtown Rotary club donated $10,000 for 26 benches at the new Eden Gardens dementia care home on Northfield Road.

Rotarian Ross White spearheaded the Rotary District Grant process and club members spent more than 100 hours of service painting and installing the benches.

“Rotarians band together when a need arises in our community,” noted a Rotary club press release. “In Nanaimo, a primary need is caring for our elders with dementia.”

The Rotary Club of Nanaimo had pledged $100,000 to Eden Gardens and previously donated $90,000 from proceeds from its used book sales held each spring and fall.

A press release from Eden Gardens thanked the Rotary Club for helping to provide “a place to sit and enjoy the gardens and the beautiful spring weather.”

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