The Seeds for Seniors program within our Horticultural Therapy Department promotes gardening activities such as planting herbs to increase sensory stimulation, watering to improve motor skills, and group gardening to help decrease isolation and depression.
In addition to its many physical benefits, gardening activities offers a wealth of cognitive and emotional benefits, especially for older adults. It can be very relaxing, and a great form of stress release.
Gardening opens up opportunities to socialize and interact with others, which can help decrease depression, or feelings of isolation and loneliness. It can also be very rewarding to take part in an activity where, in a relatively short amount of time, you see the results.
Donate today to the Seeds for Seniors program. Your gift supports the Horticultural Therapy Department and help cover the costs of materials such as seeds, soil, pots and other gardening items.
Read about our Horticultural Therapy Program in an Atlanta Business Chronicle article.