From roses to vegetables to herbs, today’s seniors are putting their green thumbs to good use, and it is benefiting their health. By adding gardening to their list of daily activities and spending 2.5 hours each week playing in the dirt, seniors can reduce their risk for a number of health issues and improve depression symptoms and reduce social isolation.
South Wind Heights
In Jonesboro, Arkansas, many of the residents at South Wind Heights do their part to maintain the senior living community’s curb appeal. Residents enjoy planting and watering the flowerpots and flowerbeds. In fact, one 97-year-old resident makes it a point to spend time each day weeding around the flowers. Come see for yourself and schedule a tour today!
Thanks to a beautiful memorial rose garden, which honors loved ones who have passed away, residents at Mistywood in Roseville, California, are living up to the city’s name. In addition to a variety of roses, the community also grows perennials, annuals, and even herbs and vegetables in a raised flowerbed built by a local Boy Scout. Come see the residents’ hard work for yourself and pick a time to stop by the community.
At Ashley Park in Charleston, South Carolina, residents anxiously await tomatoes, radishes, bell peppers, squash, onions, and various herbs thanks to their container gardening efforts. This senior living community plans to use its harvest during the Adventure Travel Program, where they sample tasty meals from different regions around the world. Get in touch to learn more about all of our programs at Holiday Retirement.
In Hermitage, Pennsylvania, Whispering Oaks residents were quick to accept one Boy Scout’s offer to build a raised gardening bed to earn his Eagle Scout ranking. Now, thanks to his kind act, residents have rediscovered an old hobby and now enjoy tomatoes, radishes, onions, peppers, and flowers. Interested in getting involved with your local senior living community? Contact us to learn more.
Spring is in full swing at University Pines in Pensacola, Florida. Residents of this senior living community enjoyed planting numerous flowering plants, ferns, and cascading greenery, and sprucing up the flowerpots on the front patio just in time for summer. The residents also celebrated Earth Day in April with new seedlings, baby tree cuttings, and other green plants to bring an earthy feel to the community. Schedule a visit and come see for yourself!
Residents at Whiterock Court in Dallas, Texas, enjoy homegrown fruits, vegetables, and herbs during breakfast, lunch, and dinner! The senior living community’s chef uses basil, thyme, rosemary, oregano, and mint from the residents’ garden. Connect with us online to learn all about a community near you or a loved one.
Residents at Charbonneau in Kennewick, Washington, have been busy with their shovels, rakes, and other gardening tools this spring. Thanks to a greenhouse and raised gardening beds, residents are able to tend to herbs and vegetables, and soon a raspberry bush as well. In June, friends from Heritage Landscaping will work with residents on small-space and potted-plant gardening. Get on our email list to stay up to date on all the community happenings near you.
At Sunridge in Colorado Springs, Colorado, residents are all about spicing up their meals courtesy of an herb garden in its resident kitchen area. Seniors enjoy making healthy snacks and bruschetta to enjoy among friends. This summer, residents will also be putting their raised gardening beds to good use with bright and friendly flowers. See the bountiful garden firsthand by scheduling a visit today!
Green thumbs are a common sight at Dogwood Estates in Denton, Texas. Not only does this senior living community have a Green Thumbs Gardening Group, but they are working hard tending to the community’s planter boxes, which are chock-full of fresh herbs and vegetables. The community’s chef looks forward to the bounty when he prepares meals. Get in touch with us today if you’d like to learn more about life at Dogwood Estates.