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Gardening As A Hobby for Seniors and their Home Care Aides in Anoka, MN

Apr 9, 2018 by Comfort Keepers of Blaine

Spring in Anoka, MN is here! Many seniors will be taking advantage of the warm weather in the coming months by enjoying gardening and other outdoor activities. For seniors who need assistance with mobility and enjoying outdoor activities safely, our home care aids can help! Gardening not only provides green plants and fresh produce but also a number of other benefits. Take a look at the benefits of gardening below. 

 

Exercise

Gardening can be a great way for seniors citizens to exercise regularly, which can help them manage their weight, improve their mobility and flexibility, strengthen the heart and the lungs, and promote strong muscle movement.

 

Increased Absorption of Vitamin D

Vitamin D naturally occurs from sunshine intake. Vitamin D is important for adults to keep their bodies strong to falls and fractures, helps maintain mobility and independence, and decrease the risk of heart issues, diabetes, and even some forms of cancer.

 

Reduction of Stress

Gardening helps older adults experience less stress that can come about because of financial struggles, health challenges, and the loss of loved ones. Gardening can reduce their stress levels and can prevent loneliness and depression by relaxing them in a peaceful outdoor environment.

 

Senses of Accomplishment

The aging process can lead to a loss of strengths and accomplishments. Gardening and growing things is a wonderful way to provide seniors with something they can accomplish. By growing their own gardens, adults can feel fulfilled and accomplished. Older adults can feel fulfilled and accomplished by creating their own garden.

 

Low Risk of Dementia

Seniors who would like to reduce their risk of dementia should garden on a regular basis. Gardening can improve their problem solving and sensory awareness skills and keep their brain in a healthy state.

 

Learning New Hobbies and Skills

By gaining gardening skills, seniors can gain a new hobby and even become experts in gardening. To ensure the safest situations, they should wear sunscreen, drink plenty of water, use knee pads to protect themselves from cuts or bruising, and make sure all walkways are flat and free of slipping hazards.

 

A New Skill or Hobby

Older adults and seniors can learn about the different types of plants and eventually become experts in gardening, all while gaining new skills and hobbies.

 

To ensure seniors remain safe while gardening, they should wear sunscreen, drink plenty of water, use knee pads to protect themselves from cuts or bruising, and make sure all walkways are flat and free of slipping hazards.

 

If your loved one could benefit from the care of our home care aides this spring, contact us today to schedule a free consultation! 

 

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