Whether you live in an urban setting, an apartment, or in certain assisted living communities, it can be hard for you to get access to a large enough land space to think of gardening as an option. However, just because you cannot get down and dirty in the dirt outdoors, doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your dreams of being an amazing gardener.
In fact, indoor gardening can be an exciting option for anyone who is interested. Not only does it solve the issue of having limited space, but it can also add value to your environment at home. We have compiled a list of benefits as to why you and your loved one should try indoor gardening!
Plants Can Make People Feel Better
There are many reasons why plants can make people feel better. First of all, plants may be able to improve the quality of the air within your space. Next, working with plants have been shown to help people recover faster, or at least provide therapeutic support. This is especially so with people who have anxiety, depression, depression where individuals have reported experiencing higher levels of wellbeing after interacting more with plants.
Even on a non-scientific level, indoor gardening or taking care of any plants in general allows older adults to gain control over one aspect of their life. This will not only help with palliating loneliness, introducing a sense of confidence, and generally acting as a form of reliable coping mechanism.
Caring for Plants Can Be a Form of Accomplishment
For many older adults, they can be used to being caregivers their entire lives. Whether it is for their own parents, their children, or for others at work, that sense of responsibility for other people is something that many people are used to.
Suddenly entering retirement and experiencing a role reversal where there are now being taken care of may affect their sense of purpose in life. Allowing them to continue caring for plants will allow them to regain that, as well as ensure that they maintain certain patterned behaviors and attitudes.
Herbs Can Spice Up Your Life
It is unlikely that you will be able to cultivate a full range of herbs, vegetables, and fruits to fill up the dining table indoors. However, many herbs, spices, and smaller vegetables can be easily grown indoors. Not only can they be functional and easily accessible for using in your family meal, but certain plants like lavender or mints can be used as tea. For most herbs and small flowers, they will also add a pleasant and refreshing scent to the space that they are placed in.
Enrich Your Life at Discovery Village At Naples
At Discovery Village At Naples, we have established multiple exclusive senior living programs in order for all our residents to have exciting activities and events to look forward to each and every day. Whether you are interested in gardening, educational programs to improve yourselves, or wellness and fitness programs to stay active, our team is constantly updating our calendar of events and services to let all our residents have a happy and purposeful life.