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Gardening tips for older people

... Gardening tips for older people gardening, independence, exercise, mobility Gardening can be a joy. It's satisfying, can be productive and it's very good exercise. Age makes some tasks harder the digging, mowing and pruning but with a bit of thought there's still ...

How to enjoy the benefits of compost in your garden

... How to enjoy the benefits of compost in your garden RETIREMENT, GARDENING, MOBILITY, EXERCISE Productive gardening is a joy for many reasons. But success depends greatly on the quality of the soil in which plants grow- and creating great compost is hard physical work ...

Tips on enjoying the garden at any age

... Tips on enjoying the garden at any age GARDENING, INDEPENDENCE MOBILITY, ADVERTORIAL As the weather warms up it's time to get out in the garden. But as the years pass ambitions change and bodies need more help, so we've put together some tips for getting ...

The health benefits of plants for your parent

... The health benefits of plants for your parent gardening, mental health, dementia, story This week's storyteller is Clare Long. Clare, founder of Granny Dodo's Gardens, shares how flowers can be more than just gifts for our parents, they can also bring enjoyment ...

No more digging

... No more digging gardening, story, independence, companionship My dad has always loved his garden, and I've always assumed that he will be tending it to the end. So it took me a long time to realise that despite all the treatment and care he's ...

Father's Day gift guide

... Father's Day gift guide gifts, father's day, gardening, memory, reminiscence According to the Internet (so it must be true) 65% of dads would rather have no Father's Day gift than be given a tie. So if you observe Father's Day, ...

Mother's Day gift guide: What to get your elderly parent

... Mother's Day gift guide: What to get your elderly parent gifts, mother's day, gardening, What do you get for a mum who has everything? As our parents get older it can be hard to find them that perfect present that can be really appreciated ...

Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia

... personal connections. If an outing is too much to handle logistically, then don't forget that you can do all these activities within a garden space providing just as much enjoyment for all involved. Bring the outdoors, indoors For those who are less able to go outside ...

Mother's Day gifts for grandma 2015

... Mother's Day gifts for grandma 2015 Gifts, Mother's Day, Gardening, Pasttimes Flowers, chocolates, fragrances there are plenty of traditional presents for mums on Mother's Day. If you're looking for something different for a mum who's hit retirement age here are a few suggestions ...

Christmas gifts for our parents

... time to think than others, but hugely enjoyable for anyone who hates waiting for other people to take their turn. Something for the garden Most gardeners do seem to have everything they need or want in the way of tools and plants by the time they hit their ...