Senior Services

Senior Services Chair 2023-2024: Cathy Sutton
If you believe that wisdom comes with age, Senior Services may be able to teach you a thing or two. Meeting eight times a year on the third Wednesday of the month, club members present a program and a workshop for local senior groups under the direction of the Senior Services  committee chair.

Senior Services September 20, 2023

Photos by Lisa Tyson & Diane Macrides (click on photos to enlarge)

The members of the Senior Services Committee from the Garden Club of LBI rejoined their hands with the St. Francis Meals-on-Wheels group on Wednesday, September 20, 2023! Lots of heartwarming smiles filled the room at the Ocean County Southern Service Center in Manahawkin.  While creating beautiful floral arrangements, you could hear the group converse with the seven Garden Club members about their positive summer memories. One guest mentioned how she looked forward to the fresh scent of the flowers and greenery that the Garden Club always provides.  Cathy Sutton, Chair of the Senior Services, led the group of twenty-three with a combination of fresh greens from member’s gardens along with mums, carnations, and roses. “I think the men enjoy the flower arranging more than the ladies! We helped make lovely creations for the seniors to take home and enjoy,” said Sutton.

Next month’s theme is Halloween!

Senior Services May 17, 2023


Memorial Day floral arrangements were designed by the St. Francis Meals-on-Wheels and Alzheimer groups on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at the Ocean County Southern Service Center in Manahawkin. Before the session, the Senior Services members from the Garden Club of LBI, crafted a patriotic theme, gathered materials and their clippers and fresh greenery for the guests. The Committee guided the attendees with festive red, white and blue flower arrangements!

The guests enjoyed working with their hands as well as the creative and compositional aspects of the activity. Garden Club members in attendance were Cathy Sutton, Senior Services Chair, Lisa Tyson, Gail Palumbo,, Paula Cafone and JoAnne McKee. The members enjoyed watching the senior assemble their own arrangements and their reactions when they succeed!

Senior Services April 19, 2023

The Senior Services from the Garden Club of Long Beach Island met with 20 wonderful guests on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at the Ocean County Southern Service Center in Manahawkin. Six attending garden club members spread out the floral choices in front of each guest so the options would be accessible at their fingertips. Members assisted and watched the group make numerous adjustments to create their very own lovely spring flower arrangements. The easy to maneuver mixed flowers featured green faced white daisies, greenery and carnations. Socialization and proud expressions were quite visible within the group!