Category: Live Well

Merrymakers Association: Serving Omaha Nursing Home Residents for 32 Years
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Merrymakers Association: Serving Omaha Nursing Home Residents for 32 Years

A group of performers and musicians enters a nursing home, often greeting residents individually, by name. When they start to play, the effect is transformative. Some clap their hands. Others sing along. Everyone is moved.   The performance has benefits even after performers leave—social interaction increases, memories of the past are brought back to active...

Horticultural Therapy: Gardening for Health
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Horticultural Therapy: Gardening for Health

For committed gardeners, going outside and putting on gloves in preparation to dig can be enough to make their spirits rise. However, research suggests it’s more than just joy to work in your garden again that can offer a mood boost.   What is Horticultural Therapy? The Therapeutic Landscapes Network defines horticultural therapy as the...