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Local florist delivers 200 bouquets to Lansdale’s Elm Terrace Gardens

Local florist delivers 200 bouquets to Lansdale’s Elm Terrace Gardens

Residents of Elm Terrace Gardens in Lansdale show off their bouquets. Renee Tucci, a freelance floral designer and educator, delivered them to the Broad Street facility on Saturday. LANSDALE — About 200 residents of Elm Terrace Gardens senior living facility received floral bouquets over the weekend as a gesture of kindness from a local floral designer. Freelance floral designer and educator Renee Tucci said she wanted to bring a smile to the faces of some of Montgomery County’s most vulnerable residents as cases of COVID-19 continue to increase. “I just want the folks there … to know that they are not alone,” she said. Among the state-mandated precautions to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus is restricted visiting to nursing homes and senior living facilities. The elderly, especially those with underlying health conditions, are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus disease COVID-19. Tucci, a Montgomery County native who now resides in Chalfont, said she participated with other florists in the decoration of Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia last week with flowers that were supposed to be used for previously scheduled events and weddings. “The [floral] industry as a whole is taking a major, catastrophic hit,” Tucci said. She said flowers which would otherwise go to waste with cancellations of events can be used to uplift the spirits of sequestered elderly residents in Montgomery County. Tucci teamed up with Lansdale florist Younger & Sons, who donated flowers from general “retail orders,” as well as from canceled events. Additionally, the company also provided a workspace and delivery for Tucci. “I’m hopeful this will help keep flowers at the forefront of people’s minds because if we’re all cooped up, I can’t think of a better way to cheer up our friends, family and neighbors than by sending them a little fresh […]

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