Good News: Florists make nursing home residents happy with smiley face bouquets

Good News: Florists make nursing home residents happy with smiley face bouquets

Eighty residents of Life Care Center on Lenoir Avenue and 40 at All Saints Nursing Home on Blanding Boulevard were treated to bright yellow smiley face mugs filled with yellow and white daisies.

The occasion was Make Someone Smile Week, the floral industry’s leading charity program. Teleflora member florists across the country created daisy arrangements in containers donated by Teleflora. In Jacksonville, Bert Williams with Deerwood is the only Jacksonville florist who has taken part every year since the program’s inception in 2000.

“It’s very rewarding to give excitement and joy to people, and it’s rewarding and enjoyable for our staff to participate,” Williams said.

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