Eden Valley Care Center orchid
Eden Valley Care Center resident Jean Menke, 96, proudly shows off her orchid. (Contributed)

SOLEDAD — While Mother’s Day has come and gone, the spirit of celebration and appreciation lingers at Eden Valley Care Center, thanks to the support of its community partner — the Soledad Police Department.

Eden Valley, a senior care facility in Soledad, recently received a donation of orchids from the Soledad Police Department for the resident mothers. The thoughtful gesture has brought joy and warmth to the hearts of the residents, extending the Mother’s Day celebrations well beyond the May 12 holiday itself.

“We are immensely grateful to the Soledad Police Department for their generosity and kindness in making this beautiful gesture possible,” said Ida Lopez Chan, CEO of Eden Valley. “Their support exemplifies the spirit of community and reinforces our commitment to providing exceptional care and creating moments of joy for our residents.”

The partnership between Eden Valley and the police department underscores the importance of community support in uplifting the spirits of the elderly and fostering a sense of belonging.

Eden Valley Care Center orchids
Eden Valley Care Center staff hold their orchids during National Skilled Nursing Care Week. (Contributed)

According to Chan, the orchid donation not only brings aesthetic beauty to the living spaces, but also serves as a reminder of the unwavering support and compassion of the community.

“As the celebrations continue beyond Mother’s Day, Eden Valley Care Center looks forward to fostering continued partnerships with community organizations like the Soledad Police Department, enriching the lives of our residents and strengthening the bonds within the community,” Chan said.

In celebration of National Skilled Nursing Care Week (May 12-18) and National Nurses Week (May 6-12), a few orchids left over from the donation were also presented to Eden Valley’s Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) as a token of appreciation for their dedication and hard work.

For more information about Eden Valley Care Center and the skilled nursing services they provide, visit edenvalleycare.com or contact 831-678-2462.

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