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The Many Benefits of Gardening.

Gardening can be a very rewarding hobby for older adults as it provides many benefits including social, physical, and emotional ones. Tending to a garden is a leisurely activity that can help to improve one’s overall health.

  • Creates a sense of community amongst members of your neighborhood.

  • Helps build social networks, especially through community gardening.

  • Lowers the risk of heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure.

  • Increases physical activity and improves physical strength.

  • Strengthens coordination, limb dexterity, and increases hand strength.

  • Provides stimulation.

  • Spending time outdoors enables you to get a good night sleep.

  • Lowers risk for Alzheimer’s Disease, depression and reduces stress.

  • Encourages healthy eating habits.

  • Offers a chance to explore your creativity.

  • Provides you with a sense of accomplishment.

Even with all these wonderful benefits, the physical effort that it takes to get a garden started can be too taxing for some older adults. Stay tuned for our next blog post which will help ensure that your gardening experience is a breeze.

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