If you’ve noticed our pictures on Facebook and Instagram, you might have noted that one of our favorite things to do with our residents is help them garden. We love assisting them in getting a green thumb workout, and there are health benefits to spending time near gardens, as well! Did you know that horticulture therapy, or utilizing the link between nature and healing in a caregiving setting, diminishes anxiety, improves bone density, creates better sleeping patterns and sleep cycles, and can even reduce chronic pain and lower the rate of falls?
It’s no wonder, then, why gardening is such a popular activity at Summerset Senior Living, and why we’ve cultivated (no pun intended!) such a passion for it. The benefits of spending time with nature are a secret we don’t want to keep. Luckily, our friends at Green Acres feel the same way, and have agreed to collaborate with us for an amazing upcoming event!
On Saturday May 13th, at 11:00am Summerset Senior Living, in conjunction with Green Acres Nursery and Supply, will be hosting a Spring Scent Container Garden Workshop! Greg, a master gardener from Green Acres, will be helping us to host an expo, and will be sharing his expert knowledge of container scent gardens. We’ll feature some amazing tips and helpful handouts, as well as a light lunch, and an amazing giveaway!
This event is open to the community, and we encourage you to attend and learn side by side with our amazing residents and their family members! It doesn’t matter how big or small your yard is; we’ll have tips for everyone, regardless of their agricultural situation! Stick around for our complimentary lunch, and take the opportunity to brainstorm with our residents and staff about how you’ll fashion and utilize your new container garden!
For more information, please call Erica Caldwell at 916-712-9865, or to RSVP for the expo and complimentary lunch, please call 916-409-4150. We are happy to accommodate vegetarians at this event; just let us know your lunch preference, and we will oblige!
We hope to see you all there, so we can fill the Lincoln community with some beautiful container gardens!