Elizabeth Scott builds nature trail for residents

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Our Community

What can you do with a three-acre parcel of wooded farmland? If you’re the Elizabeth Scott Community, you turn it into a nature trail for residents to enjoy.

“We’ve been working on this project for awhile, and it has eventually become a very enjoyable spot for our residents,” says Matt Bucher, Director of Marketing. “We’ve built multiple walking paths that traverse through the wooded property on our campus.” He says fruit trees and native plants were also planted to enhance the area. A deer feeder and multiple bird feeders were built to attract animals.

“At a minimum, this nature trail gives our residents something to look at from their rooms and helps highlight their days,” says Bucher. “Not long ago, we had seven deer roaming around the nature area, eating the grasses and munching on food in the deer feeder we had installed. The residents really enjoy coming out to watch them. To take it a step further, our residents can also walk the trails and tour the woods. The paths are safe, and they were created using packed, crushed stone that accommodates walkers and wheelchairs.”

Bucher says future plans call for a gazebo to be built near the entrance to the trails for residents to sit outside and enjoy nature. The nature trails are located on the Elizabeth Scott campus in a quiet area behind the Skilled Rehabilitation Center.

The Elizabeth Scott Community, located at 2720 Albon Road in Maumee, is a family owned and operated facility that offers Independent Living, Enhanced Living, Skilled Nursing, and Skilled Rehabilitation on a single campus. For more information about the Elizabeth Scott Community, contact Matt Bucher, Director of Marketing, at 419-724-5021.

Matt Bucher, Director of Marketing for the Elizabeth Scott Community, stands on one of several nature trails the company has built on its campus for residents to enjoy.