For individuals who are at retirement age and beyond, what is one fantastic gateway to several health benefits? Answer: A green thumb.
It’s true. Gardening for loved ones in their golden years provides a hobby that is growing exponentially in popularity. Once people get going, they love it. Right before their very eyes, your loved one can watch the beauty they create blossom – literally. They will experience physical, emotional, and mental benefits, courtesy of their new gardening hobby.
To start with, it’s a simple activity. Even if they’re living in a retirement community, there may be a garden outside that some of the residents like to tend. If not, there’s always indoor gardening.
Improve Overall Well-Being
It’s not often you have the kind of control over your environment that is provided by gardening. It makes people happy to be outdoors and breathe the fresh air. It can increase your loved one’s quality of life.
Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s May Be Reduced
Positive results can be yielded by the lifestyle choice of gardening. By 36%, you may be able to reduce the risk of dementia because gardening promotes endurance, sensory awareness, and problem-solving. Alzheimer’s risks are also likely reduced.
Help Fight Depression and Improve Mood
Serotonin is increased by the act of gardening. This helps people feel more at peace and calmer. Your mood will be boosted, and depression cast aside while you tend your plants and flowers.
For those with hypertension, blood pressure may be lowered by the act of gardening. It is undeniably an awesome stress reliever, as well.
Immune System Improvement
While you garden, you may encounter some “good bacteria” – a.k.a. dirt. It may end up helping with symptoms associated with allergies and asthma. Additionally, it can ease stress and help those with depression.
Risk of Stroke May Be Reduced
For adults 60 and above, life may be prolonged by as much as 30% through activities such as regular gardening. By up to 27%, these individuals may specifically be reducing their risk of stroke and/or heart attack.
Though relatively low-key, gardening is a good form of exercise. Between 200 and 400 calories can be burned just by pulling weeds for an hour.
Bonding and Socialization
Multiple generations can get involved in gardening. Grandkids can bond with grandma or grandpa. Socialization through gardening is a distinct possibility, whether it takes place in a care home, independent living facility, retirement community, or a neighborhood common garden area.
Never a Shortage of Things to Do at Discovery Village At Palm Beach Gardens
Your loved ones, if they so choose, will have a full calendar every month courtesy of all the activities, field trips, and special events that take place at Discovery Village At Palm Beach Gardens. As an example, some of our retirement living community events include the Captain’s Table, Professional Networking: Bourbon Tasting, Holiday Gala Charity Event, and many more.
In addition to a calendar full of activities, we provide expert care from each of our highly trained team members.
Our community includes fine dining, club rooms, a theater, a salon, and much more.
Call with any questions you may have or, better yet, schedule a tour. See why so many of our residents agree that the living is easy and socialization opportunities abound at Discovery Village At Palm Beach Gardens.