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Gardening With the Elderly By Jack Kerrigan, PhD

Many changes occur as a person ages. These changes impact a person’s physical, emotional and cognitive abilities as well as social roles. Gardening can be used in a therapeutic way to address these issues and improve the elderly person’s physical and emotional conditions, cognitive ability and social interactions. However, many of the changes involved in aging must be addressed by modifications in gardening practices, situations and tools.

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