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If you are an older adult who loves gardening, you’ll be happy to know it’s a hobby with a variety of mental and physical health benefits. From lower incidences of depression to greater flexibility, digging in the dirt is a great hobby at any age.
Gardening is a healthy hobby for seniors because it can be adapted to accommodate mobility challenges. It can also be enjoyed despite cognitive decline caused by dementia. Raised beds and container gardens are two of the ways seniors and people with disabilities can safely garden.
In honor of National Garden Month, we are sharing seven reasons why you should consider gardening.
7 Health Benefits of Gardening
Be cautious when gardening; it can be strenuous. If you aren’t currently active, talk with your physician for advice before getting started. Take a few minutes to stretch and warm up your muscles before you get to work in the garden.
Sunrise Residents Enjoy Gardening
At Sunrise Senior Living communities across the country, you’ll find residents interacting and making friends with people in their neighborhoods. One of our most popular activities is gardening! Learn more about how we enable residents to Live With Action each day.