Gardening can be an excellent way for senior citizens in independent living facilities to come together and have a shared experience. Gardening is an activity that can be both relaxing and rewarding, and it can be a great way to socialize and get to know one another.
There are many benefits to gardening for senior citizens. It can help reduce stress, improve mental alertness, and provide a sense of accomplishment. It can also give them a sense of purpose and a way to stay active. Gardening also provides an opportunity to get outdoors, get fresh air, and enjoy nature.
To get started, each resident could choose a flower or vegetable they would like to grow. The residents could then work together to plan out the garden. The garden could be planted in the communal area, or each resident could have their own space in the garden. The garden could be set up with raised beds, or the residents could get creative and use containers such as old wheelbarrows and buckets.
The residents could then work together to tend to the garden. They could water and weed the garden, as well as harvest the vegetables and flowers when they are ready. They could work together to find a solution if there are any pests or diseases.
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