Residents of kalkee enjoy the benefits of their new outdoor environment since it's renovation... Simple additions to the garden were made such as a clothesline, wood stack and garden beds, to enable residents to continue engaging in familiar everyday activities. Which is proven to be essential to retention of mobility, cognition and self esteem.
Hand crafted the timber benches were built by the local community TAFE and included resting place hand rails which replaced the outdated, institutional style metal railing that can be seen in many residential facilities. Planting has soften the landscape further with carefully chosen varieties which engage residents, through colour, texture, reminiscence and meaning.