|In March of 2007, we donated these 14 houses mounted on poles to the national award winning Legacy Emanuel Oregon Burn Center Therapy Garden. According to Teresia Hazen, registered horticultural therapist, and coordinator, Therapeutic Gardens and Horticultural Therapy, "Watching birds gives patients, their familites and staff members a window on the world of nature. And enjoying the beauty of the winged creatures while walking in the garden brings healthful pleasure. We're already noticing birds shopping the new homes."
In that our mission is To Make You Smile, it seemed appropriate that the patients and staff should be able to watch wild birds and enjoy the whimsy of our houses. If you'd like more information about the garden or the birdhouses, below are two articles from Insight, the Legacy Health System newsletter:
Oregon Burn Center Therapy Garden
Birdhouse Donation to Oregon Burn Center (pg. 6)
|Stenzel Healing Garden Birdhouse Donation|
|Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital Birdhouse Donation|
|Hopewell Hospice Birdhouse Donation|