Accessible Community Garden Brings Together Generations and Increases Health and Wellbeing
Bringing together community members of all ages and physical abilities through the Community Garden increases mental and physical well being.
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We have a community garden here that is very, very active; more than most, which has seniors and younger people and it actually become a vocal centre where they come at night to sometimes visit with each other and stuff. We’ve put in stuff so that handicap people can have a garden in there too. We raised the garden so that they can have a garden too. So getting more people out to interact like that is very important for our health care and everything else. We’re trying to get by the age of the smokers that are kind of going by the wayside and then newer ones, the kids, younger ones growing up by a majority now do not smoke and also by being in the garden about eating right, being in the park, acting, getting off your computer, you need to be physically and mentally well to, you know, give a, you know, better community.
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