Master gardener helps residents grow flowers and independence
Dec 01, 2022
Linda Kunesh’s late mother was a resident at DuPage Care Center in Wheaton, IL. She likes to keep her memory alive through her work in the 368-bed long-term care facility’s garden area.
Two hours of weekly exercise helps patients with Parkinson’s maintain mobility
Jan 21, 2022
Patients with early-stage Parkinson’s disease extended their physical and cognitive abilities with a modest amount of moderate exercise each week, a new study finds.
LeadingAge Florida, Eldergrow awarded $1M to launch therapeutic gardening program for dozens of facilities
Jun 02, 2021
Nearly two dozen Florida nursing homes will have access to a national indoor gardening program designed for residents, thanks to a $1 million Civil Monetary Penalty grant.
Garden-variety therapy: Operator uses partnership to build green-thumb program for residents
Mar 17, 2021
A New Jersey-based provider is partnering with a national organization that offers indoor gardening programs for seniors in long-term care, just in time for spring. Springpoint on Wednesday announced...
Where are they now: Good Samaritan Society
Mar 08, 2018
After winning a Bronze quality award in 2012 from the McKnight’s Technology Awards, the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society in South Dakota has designed a new technology platform and found...
Zen gardening for LTC
Sep 04, 2015
Here’s my naïve and rather radical gardening philosophy — it should be an act of joy, not stress or fear. But another striving human I know, along with a few people I’ve met in long-term...
Dirty hands needed
Sep 01, 2014
Gardening is magic. Gardening is mindfulness. Gardening is therapist, physician and personal trainer without spandex or a copay. And now researchers have confirmed that gardening can help nursing home...
The triple threat of mind, body and spirit
Michael McCann, MS
May 16, 2014
Many communities turn to gardening for residents as a summer activity. But a family BBQ, outdoor movie night or summer concert also can be a fantastic way to expand activities during the warmer months.
Six tips for a great gardening program
Jun 28, 2013
A gardening program (or horticulture therapy) gives seniors an opportunity to beautify the environment around them and engage in a beloved hobby — or take up a hobby they’ve always wanted to try.
Gardening programs good way to boost health, energy of older adults, researchers find
Mar 21, 2011
Older adults who spend time gardening are more likely to eat healthier foods, and report better quality of life and higher energy levels than other seniors who don’t garden, according to new research.