Heritage Hall Rich Creek is eager to announce an exciting new program for the Spring 2018 season. Partnered with the Rehab team and Horticulture Director, Horticulture Therapy will be the latest offering at the facility.
If you’re visiting Heritage Hall Rich Creek in the Spring and Summer months you’re guaranteed to notice the vibrant flowers and delicious veggies grown by the Horticulture department. The program is a long time favorite of staff, residents and visitors alike and until now has been enjoyed only as an activity. Since it’s proven to promote health and fond memories, the facility has decided to utilize Horticulture for healing and strengthening. Residents feel a sense of responsibility and ownership as they harvest the vegetables and sell them to the community each year.
Josh, the Rehab Manager believes that a greater number of residents will participate as gardening is integrated into therapy. “Our residents often reminisce about times they’ve spent in the garden. Those stories bring so many fond memories and it’s such a favorite pastime that I’m excited to make the program even more useful.”
Horticulture Therapy isn’t just limited to residents who are able to enjoy being outside in the gardens. Therapists will have mobile planting stations that can be taken to a resident’s bedside or sitting area. Tyler Gray, Director of Horticulture has a seemingly endless list of ideas for the program. “I’m excited for the opportunity to offer this kind of healing to our residents. I know that Horticulture is good for the mind but this way the body will benefit also.” You can find out more about Horticulture Therapy by stopping by Heritage Hall Rich Creek.
Admissions/Marketing Director, Heritage Hall Rich Creek
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