This Intergenerational Gardening Program Gives Seniors a Sense of Community

By: Katherine Pendrill - Sep 15, 2015
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Melissa Miller launched an intergenerational gardening program that provides seniors with a sense of community. For many senior citizens, it becomes harder to engage in social activities as they age. This urban garden provides a fun way for seniors to meet new people and improve their overall health.

'Common Good City Farm' offers an intergenerational gardening program that helps bring seniors together. The program allows seniors to work in the gardens, which gives them a chance to exercise and learn new skills. The act of gardening not only helps the elderly improve their overall physical health, but it also provides them with a sense of community. By working with others, seniors have a unique opportunity to socialize and recall fond memories with those who have shared similar life experiences.

The community garden provides an engaging and healthy activity for a particularly vulnerable population.