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Seniors enjoying nature indoors

Residents at Oxford Enhanced Senior Living in Langhorne are now able to nurture an indoor herb garden thanks to a partnership with Eldergrow

Indoor nature: Residents at Oxford Enhanced Senior Living are caring for an herb garden. Submitted Photo

Oxford Enhanced Senior Living, a personal care community in Langhorne, is connecting its residents to nature by launching an indoor gardening program, Eldergrow’s D-I-Y Culinary Herb Garden.

Eldergrow offers therapeutic gardening programs to seniors in residential and skilled communities. Through this new partnership, Oxford’s residents are able to nurture an indoor herb garden.

Studies show that therapeutic horticulture reduces depression, improves balance and lowers the risk factors for dementia by 36 percent. Oxford will maintain their gardens and therapeutic program through Eldergrow’s “Herb of the Month” program. The community will receive fresh herb deliveries and curriculum every month. Ongoing cooking and herb activity demos will be conducted with residents.

“We are excited to start our new partnership with Oxford,” said Eldergrow’s CEO and founder, Orla Concannon. “This is easily a reflection of the innovative wellness that the communities provide to their residents, because if you have a healthy garden, you know you have a healthy community.”

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