Eagle Scout Creates Elevated Garden Boxes at Heritage Pointe of Ft. Wayne Senior Living Community

Fort Wayne, Indiana – Becoming an Eagle Scout is a remarkable achievement, and Jacob DeWitt of Ft. Wayne is well on his way to attaining this honor. As he enters his junior year at Northrop High School, Jacob has embarked on a project that combines service, creativity, and compassion.

A Green Initiative

Inspired by fellow Scout Ethan Meyer’s project at Heritage Pointe of Huntington, Jacob decided to create elevated garden boxes for the residents of Heritage Pointe of Ft. Wayne. His grandmother, Cleo Waggoner, resides in this senior living community. Jacob’s responsibilities included planning, fundraising, material acquisition, and organizing a team of fellow Scouts and helpers.

Heritage Pointe garden boxes

Bringing Joy to Residents

The project, completed in late May, provides residents with an opportunity to engage in gardening activities. The elevated planters are now home to zucchinis, tomatoes, and colorful flowers. For many residents, this initiative revives old gardening skills and fosters a sense of community.

“Jacob’s generosity and hard work touch us,” says Christina Murphy, Activity Director at Heritage Pointe of Ft. Wayne. “The residents will enjoy the opportunity to be outside, enjoying the sunshine and helping to grow beautiful flowers and fresh vegetables.”

A Continuum of Care

Heritage Pointe of Ft. Wayne, conveniently located just off Interstate 469, offers vibrant independent living in freestanding villas and apartments. Assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, and long-term skilled care are all provided on the same campus, ensuring a complete continuum of care for residents.

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