On Sept. 28, Cabrillo employees, residents and the United Way of Ventura County collaborated on a project at Cabrillo’s Camino Esperanza Apartments in Simi Valley for the 30th Annual Day of Caring.
“Volunteers built a community garden for the residents to enjoy and maintain together,” said Cabrillo Resident and Community Services Coordinator, Anhely (Nelly) Camacho.
“We want to liven up the property and bring in something that will keep the residents occupied and excited about the finished product,” Camacho said.
Anthem Blue Cross and Green Thumb Nursery provided soil and plants for the event. Cabrillo staff members provided monetary donations, plants and soil for the project. Camino Esperanza serves seniors age 62 and older.
Christy Torres of Port Hueneme was on-site volunteering her time and providing free haircuts to residents. Torres works at Royal Gardens Assisted Living Facility in Camarillo and cuts hair on the side.