TIPS: A Garden For Older People

The Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) is a network bringing together housing, health and social care professionals in England, Wales, and Scotland to develop and promote innovative housing solutions for an ageing population.

Their website includes a really good blog on creating a garden that is safe and easy to maintain.

Gardening is one of the hobbies that can be relished by everyone no matter the age. Whether you live in a retirement community or in your home, access to a garden encourages physical activity and exercise so you can stay mobile and flexible. Those frequent physical movements help prevent diseases like osteoporosis.

Moreover, gardening also reduces stress and tension. Finally, it is a great way to grow organic home-grown food that is a healthier option for everyone’s diet. Nonetheless, gardening can be a demanding and tiresome job.

Read the full article of tips and advice

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