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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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