If you are providing care for a senior in Philadelphia, we ask: when was the last time he/she got to explore a green space?
Whether in a backyard garden, a local park, or on a trip out to the countryside, visiting green spaces can be extremely helpful for the mental health of seniors – which can translate into improved physical health as well. Numerous studies have investigated the link between nature and human well-being, and they all agree that spending time in green spaces is good for anyone, seniors included.
When you can find a way to encourage the elderly people in
your life to visit green spaces, they will likely see numerous senior health benefits.
While science is still at a loss to explain the exact
mechanism, many studies have shown genuine psychological improvements among people
who spend time in green spaces. Visiting nature reduces stress, decreases
depression, and has even been shown to[...]