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ROSELAND -- By the River residents were delighted to receive Valentine's Day gift baskets of toiletries, candy, pen, notes and even Sudoko books from the Jasmine Circle of the Garden Club of Indian River County this week.
Volunteers from the Jasmine Club delivered 32 gift baskets and flowers, under the support of Susan Toth Currier, president.
The gifts of blooming pansies and Johnny jump-ups for each resident were refreshing. Some chose to plant their own. Others planted them outside to give more color to the patio and screened-in porch areas. The Jasmine Circle has been doing this for BTR residents for several years.
"The flowers were colorful and the gift baskets a joy," said Sita Gange Harrison, public relations director at By the River. "Clubs and groups who donate to our residents have no idea how much this brightens their lives. Thank you to the Jasmine Circle for their continued commitment to our seniors."
The Jasmine Circle gave the gift baskets to BTR residents, as well as seniors from the area who attended the special luncheon. BTR is the site in Sebastian for the Senior Resource Association Congregate Meal Program, which serves approximately 20 seniors from Northern Indian River County each weekday in addition to BTR residents.
By the River, founded by interfaith spiritual teacher Ma Jaya, is the Treasure Coast's nonprofit, independent living community for low-income seniors. They are currently accepting applications for residency. There are several suites available.
For tours or to find out if a senior over the age of 62 or family member qualifies, call (778) 388-5858 or visit www.BytheRiver.org.