2010 Garden Tour PASSPORT Offers Savings 

The 2010 Garden Tour PASSPORT, now available for purchase, provides admission to three Louisville area neighborhood garden tours for the discounted price of $27 (a $35 value if purchased separately on tour days). 
The 2010 tours are rain or shine and include the Crescent Hill Garden Tour on Saturday, June 5; the Audubon Park Garden Tour on Saturday, June 26; and the Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour on Saturday and Sunday, July 10 and 11. PASSPORT ticket sales benefit each organization’s civic projects.
Whether for personal use or as a Mother’s Day gift, birthday gift or thank-you, the discount pass may be purchased online at, by mailing payment to Judy Gogan, 2332 Cross Hill Rd., Louisville, KY 40206 (must be received by May 28), or at the following participating stores: Economy Aquatic Gardens, 2915 Preston Hwy.; The Plant Kingdom, 4101 Westport Rd.; Wallitsch Garden Center, 2608 Hikes Ln.; St. Matthews Feed & Seed, 225 Chenoweth Ln.; and Stephenson Garden Center, 8136 Dixie Hwy.  The discounted ticket sales end May 28, 2010. 

Volunteers Needed for LNC Summer Camps
The Louisville Nature Center (LNC) needs adult volunteers to help with summer camps during the months of June and July. No special skills are required as training is provided. Volunteers must be able to hike for long periods of time, lift at least 25 pounds and be able to work outdoors in all types of weather. 
Camp volunteers have fun while helping young people learn the benefits of spending time with nature. Call (502) 458-1328 or stop by the LNC office to pick up an application. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
The Louisville Nature Center is located at 3745 Illinois Avenue. To learn more, visit

Nazareth Home receives Best Practices Award 
The Kentucky Initiative for Quality Nursing Home Standards (KYIQ) Best Practices Award, an annual award that recognizes exemplary best practices that serve as a model for other nursing homes, has been awarded to Nazareth Home on Newburg Road.
The award is presented to nursing homes that demonstrate sustained success in the criteria areas of continuity of care, training, family support, and innovation in workplace, care and environmental practices. 
The KYIQ group is an independent advocacy group organized to promote public awareness of the need to preserve the dignity and well-being of loved ones in nursing homes. The group works in partnership with the Kentucky Long-Term Ombudsman Program to provide a way for Kentucky facilities to share their expertise with others to achieve the KYIQ’s stated goal of fostering collaboration among providers, families, advocates and elected officials to support a level of care for all nursing home residents. 
Nazareth Home, a 168-bed long-term care and rehab center with specialty programs for short-term rehab and memory care, was established in 1976 as a healthcare ministry sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. The home, located at 2000 Newburg Road, can be reached at (502) 459-9681.