Farm day in Six Mile

Farm day, sponsored by Medi Home Hospice of Seneca and Mile Creek Farm of Six Mile, began last year in Six Mile. With the positive feedback from residents and family members from the community, officials decided to make it an annual event. Medi Home Hospice goes beyond the healthcare that is delivered to patients; it is a “gift” to those who are living with a terminal illness and a “gift” to their families. Farm day is an example of that; the gift of independence during outdoor activities, the gift of re-acclimating with Mother Nature, the gift of making new friends and spending time with old friends, the gift of being able to mobilize outside of daily routines and the number one gift that is most talked about is, the gift of Medi Home Hospice and Mile Creek Farm bringing back some of the things that were familiar, such as farming and everyone being able to sit around and reminisce over fond memories. Participants in farm day get to take part in goat milk tasting, snap bean contest and lunch is served. Residents and families are invited to pick vegetables from the fields if they choose and visit the on-site chickens. More than 60 residents participated in this year’s event, held on July 8, including hospice patients and their families, along with residents from Heritage Healthcare of Pickens, The Residences at Park Place Assisted Living, Seneca Health and Rehabilitation Center, Morningside Assisted Living and Belvedere Commons Senior Living.