As the chilly winter months take hold outside, two Mansions Senior Living communities have found innovative ways to engage residents by bringing nature indoors. The Mansions at Sandy Springs in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, and The Mansions at Gwinnett Park in Lawrenceville, Georgia, have partnered with Seattle-based Eldergrow to bring their indoor therapeutic gardening programs to residents.
Eldergrow’s mobile, indoor gardens are handcrafted by veterans and adults living with disabilities. The gardens are filled with fragrant, sensory plants, and herbs. Both communities were the first in Georgia to implement Eldergrow’s DIY Culinary Herb Garden Program, which is designed for Assisted Living and Independent Living residents. As part of an “Herb of the Month” program, communities receive fresh Herb of the Month deliveries and monthly Around the World curriculum to accompany the herbs.
In November of 2021, The Mansions at Sandy Springs launched Eldergrow’s Therapeutic Horticulture Garden Program. This program is Eldergrow’s original program designed for Memory Care residents and includes an in-person Eldergrow Educator who teaches classes and provides garden maintenance. Residents kicked off the program by participating in a planting party where they designed their own garden and learned some of the therapeutic benefits of gardening.
If you’d like to learn more about this program or The Mansions, please contact us today!