On Father’s Day, independent living residence the Summit at Brighton honored Herb Ouzer, a former resident, by planting an herb garden in his name. Herb lived at the Summit at Brighton for four years before passing away in 2014 at age 100.

“It’s a wonderful tribute to my dad," said his daughter, Phyllis Bloom. "He loved to garden; he loved to share the produce.”

Herb was known for growing tomatoes and bringing them to residents who were not able to come outside. Now the tradition continues, as the herbs grown in this new garden will be used in meals at the Summit.

“There will be dozens of different herbs grown in the garden, such as cilantro, thyme, parsley and scallions," said Executive Director of Dining Services Gene Trotta. "We're always improving our campus, and this is just one example of how we’re continuously enhancing the experience here.”

In addition to the herb garden, new flower beds and hydrangea bushes will be planted in dedication to Bessie Gordon-Bloom and Betty Ouzer, the mothers of Jewish Senior Life Foundation board members, Ed and Phyllis Bloom.

For information: jewishseniorlife.org.