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Local Boy Scout Builds Meditation Garden at Samaritan Center



Group of young white men standing in green shirts with gardening equipment looking at the camera.
Matthew Colden and his fellow members of Scouts BSA Troop #2026 of Medford installing the meditation garden at The Samaritan Center at Voorhees.

Voorhees, N.J. – Eagle Scout candidate Matthew Colden recently installed a meditation garden at The Samaritan Center at Voorhees to secure his Eagle Scout level. Colden, a Medford resident, led the one-day installation of benches and a bird bath, with help from his fellow members of Scouts BSA Troop #2026.

Inspired by Colden’s grandfather, Branko Jakominich, who was a patient at the Center before passing away in 2019, the meditation garden is a quiet, soothing spot for patients and their families to enjoy.

The Samaritan Center at Voorhees is South Jersey’s only free-standing inpatient hospice center, providing round-the-clock care for patients and their families in a peaceful home-like environment.

A snapshot of the green area planted for the memorial garden with the Samaritan center in the background.

For more information on The Samaritan Center at Voorhees, visit:

https://samaritannj.org/hospice-care/inpatient-hospice-nj/voorhees/.