Experts believe that gardening has compelling effects on the human body and mind. The wonderful effects of gardening are more powerful in the older adults. Working on one’s garden brings about positive energy. From a beautiful and relaxing place that is full of life and energy, this will surely result to positive benefits. Many gain inspiration from tilling the soil. The results are miraculous and impressive. Seniors who do gardening show physical strength that would boost their motor functioning. When they are in their garden, many find it as a stress reliever that will restore a positive well being. Experts believe that gardening can boost the production of hay hormones, serotonin, and dopamine.


Many home care facility incorporate gardening as a beneficial activity for the older adults. Here are some benefits of gardening among older adults:

  • It enhances emotion and is a mood regulation.
  • It is a great source for exercise among older adults since it requires moderate exertion of energy.
  • Gardening can trigger the senses and can help associate our older loved ones to the environment.  This is good for people with dementia.
  • Many older adults find gardening as a rewarding activity. They find a sense of purpose in this activity. Growing their favorite plants allows them to experience a sense of achievement and success.
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