How Flowers Impact
Our Residents’ Wellbeing
A recent study by Rutgers University indicates that flowers have a positive effect on our emotional health. Flowers are instrumental in boosting mood, socialization, and overall satisfaction – making floral arranging an ideal activity for seniors.
The benefits of flower arranging include:
- Sensory stimulation. The bright colors, scents, and textures of flowers delight and stimulate the senses.
- Focus and cognition. Working on a flower arrangement exercises parts of the brain responsible for spatial awareness (the ability to be aware of oneself in space) – a major cognitive function when recovering from stroke or orthopedic surgery.
- Preserving dexterity. The fine motor skills required to manipulate and place each flower gives the hands and fingers a good workout.
- Sense of accomplishment. Beyond the activity being a relaxing, low pressure way to socialize and get to know people, the beautiful end result is a very personal accomplishment one can be proud of!