On September 25, 2015, in the courtyard of the State Budgetary Institution «KTsSON» MALAKHIT «Ordzhonikidzevsky district of the city of Yekaterinburg» (street Electors, 137), the opening of a tactile park for pensioners and wheelchair users of the stationary departments of the center «Malakhit» «Good steps» took place!
Benefactors, employees of the center, pensioners of the inpatient department were invited to the opening of the park as guests of honor, who supported the good initiatives of the center, provided invaluable assistance in the development of the project and the construction of the park.
According to the plan of the organizers, the event was held in a solemn and at the same time warm atmosphere. The event was opened by the director of the Center, Nadezhda Alexandrovna Tolstobrova, who presented letters of thanks to the guests of honor of the event: Deputy of the Yekaterinburg City Duma Igor Valeryevich Volodin, Samoilov Alexander Nikolaevich, head of the Artistic Forging Studio NIKO.
Father Georgiy, rector of the house adjoining cigna addiction Church, performed a ceremony of illumination, after which the director of the Center and honored guests cut the ribbon and the alley of the tactile park was opened. Disabled people in wheelchairs were the first to drive along the alley of the park and, together with the veterans of the department, planted flowers in a flower bed.
The tactile park is a social and charitable project, it is in demand for clients living in the stationary departments of the institution. allows people with disabilities not only to relax in a cozy place, but also to participate in landscaping and caring for plants. The project was developed by Arzhannikova Natalya Georgievna, director of landscaping at the landscape construction company Art-4 Seasons, it was she who responded to the request of the Center’s specialists and came up with the concept and drew the future park. According to the project, the Malachite Garden of Ural stones was built in the park — a place for pleasant rest and relaxation. The central place of the park is the “Kind Steps” alley, the footpath is also accessible for the movement of wheelchair users. Special «pockets» for strollers allow you to drive up to the flower bed,
In honor of the opening, a festive concert was held on the alley, in which there were fervent ditties, and dances, and songs, and circus acts, and soap bubbles from the Kiwi-Show studio and cheerful exercises performed by the Phoenix team — students of the Ural Institute of GPS Russian Emergency Situations Ministry.
A real surprise awaited all those present — the installation and opening of the Tree of Gratitude, forged by Ural craftsmen at the NIKO Artistic Forging Studio.
In the future, personalized thank-you sheets of philanthropists — participants of the project will be placed on the tree.
The event ended with a flash mob «Closing the Circle» — all the participants of the event, holding hands, formed a circle and tied multi-colored ribbons to the Thanksgiving Tree with good wishes.
The finale of the holiday was a mini-picnic in the open air. The Ossetian pies LLC company, represented by the general director Gagloitte Liana Pavlovna, allocated 5 Ossetian pies for the celebration, which were presented to a group of disabled people living in a hospital who took an active part in the construction of a tactile park, as well as volunteers of the Phoenix detachment. Each participant of the event received delicious juice from sponsors from Piknik LLC and delicious sausages in dough, which were presented for a picnic by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the institution Igor Volodin. Remembering the words of V. Mayakovsky, we can say: “We know our garden will be, we know that the garden will bloom when there are such people in Yekaterinburg!”