Emerald Heights has partnered with Eldergrow to bring their mobile garden and indoor horticultural therapy program to the community.

Emerald Heights has partnered with Eldergrow to bring their mobile garden and indoor horticultural therapy program to the community.

Emerald Heights brings nature indoors

  • Friday, November 10, 2017 11:17am
  • LifeNews

Submitted by Eldergrow

Emerald Heights, a retirement community in Redmond with an emphasis on independent living for its residents, has added something new for its residents to be excited about. Emerald Heights has partnered with Eldergrow to bring their mobile garden and indoor horticultural therapy program to the community.

According to Emerald Heights Executive Director Grant Linacre, “We are excited to offer our residents a horticultural therapy program that promotes stimulation of both body and mind. Residents will experience the pride of creating something with their own hands and enjoy the fruits of their labor through culinary and arts classes.”

Eldergrow, an award-winning startup, offers seniors living in residential and nursing care a therapeutic connection to nature through innovative subscription-based gardening products and programming. Studies show that horticultural therapy reduces depression, improves balance, coordination and endurance, and lowers the risk factors for dementia by 36 percent.

Eldergrow’s founder and CEO Orla Concannon describes it this way, “Eldergrow’s indoor gardens serve to improve motor skills, provide opportunity for creative expression and give residents a renewed sense of purpose as they cultivate their garden.”

Eldergrow’s expert educators teach and build relationships with residents through ongoing enrichment classes on horticulture, culinary and garden art. Eldergrow works with elder communities all over the United States, providing fun, engaging and healthy programming.

For more information about Eldergrow, contact info@eldergrow.org, (203) 444-3857 or visit www.eldergrow.org.

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