Oak Park Garden Club for Seniors

Flower class at Oak Park Arms gives seniors ‘a little lift’

Sue MilojevicThe women behind the garden therapy group at the Oak Park Arms retirement community see firsthand the power of flowers.

Held on the second Wednesday afternoon of every other month, the group allows for up to 25 people to make a floral arrangement that Sue Milojevic — the group’s organizer and vice president of programs for the Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest — has designed.

“I think it brightens their day, it brightens their home or apartment,” Milojevic said. “Flowers give you a little lift.”

The free group is an ongoing effort of the garden club, which has sponsored the program at the Arms the past few years.

Before each session, Milojevic goes to a wholesale florist in Chicago to select materials, come up with a theme and design the arrangement. She and fellow garden club members Sandy Anast and Gina Sennello bring clippers and other supplies needed, along with the floral materials, and guide the participants as they replicate what Milojevic has made. Read More ->

By Caitlin Mullen
Pioneer Press – Oak Park Oak Leaves