In many parts of the country, spring is eagerly awaited as an end to the cold, snow, ice, etc. Along with warmer weather, many people revive one of their favorite hobbies – gardening. Gardening can lower dementia risks, increase productivity, and reduce stress levels in older adults. But if digging in the backyard isn’t your cup of tea – or is a physical impossibility – you may well consider indoor gardening. Many of the same emotional, social, physical, and cognitive advantages can be enjoyed by gardening indoors, versus outdoors. In fact, indoor gardening can be done pretty much all year round – so you don’t have to wait for spring.
Whether you go all out and decide to have numerous pots and plants in your abode or want to start some seedlings to be transferred out of doors at a later date, the choice is yours. Do what is safest and most appropriate for your capabilities.
Need some coaxing to come around to the indoor gardening way of thinking? Here’s why starting an indoor gardening hobby is a good idea.
Blooming flowers and mother nature’s general beauty can be enjoyed through a variety of plant choices, even indoors. To any indoor space, plants add joy, color, and life. Whether in the multipurpose room of your retirement community or in your apartment, flowers and plants brighten everyone’s day.
A Healthy Distraction
Going on long walks, doing jigsaw puzzles, baking, and more are all nice distractions from everyday stress and a good way to stay focused.
For something different, find a sunny windowsill and start an herb garden from seeds or grow succulents. Choose a plant that takes time to master, learn about it, and focus keenly on its care just to change things up a bit.
Caring Is Calming
Psychologists claim that we are forced to live more in the moment by the calming activities involved in plant care (think pruning, planting, watering, etc.). Reduced stress levels are associated with activities such as gardening – be it indoor or outdoor.
Have a Purpose
To add a sense of confidence and self-worth – and even increase longevity – meaningful purpose is added to a person’s life when they have to care for something or someone such as pets, plants, etc. To nurture a living thing offers satisfaction and fulfillment for many.
Your emotional well-being can be boosted when you have houseplants. A study was done on people who nurtured indoor gardens. Over three-quarters of them being admitted, they felt better even with only a couple of plants in their home.
Do a Little Indoor Gardening in Your Residence at Discovery Village At Palm Beach Gardens
Retirees can benefit from indoor gardening because it helps with loneliness, stress, depression, and more. However, when residing at Discovery Village At Palm Beach Gardens, those likely won’t be a problem. Nonetheless, a little indoor gardening never hurt anyone. A couple of potted plants in your apartment will brighten up your atmosphere and aesthetics.
The chances of our residents experiencing loneliness or boredom are slim to none. Courtesy of our Celebrations Activities and Events program – as well as our Dimensions Health and Fitness program – there’s always something to do and plenty of people to do it with.
Our retirement community offers a salon, club rooms, theater, and fine dining – and that’s just for starters. To learn more about our retirement community, please call us at 561-316-4626 to speak to a representative about sales and/or leasing. Any other questions can be directed to 561-801-7301. You can also use our convenient online form to contact us.
Better yet, see for yourself all we have to offer by scheduling a tour.