Therapeutic Horticulture for Parkinson's Wellness

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The Parkinson's Centre for Integrated Therapy is embarking on an exciting new initiative – Social Therapeutic Horticulture. This innovative programme harnesses the healing power of gardening to enhance the physical and mental well-being of individuals living with a Parkinson’s diagnosis.

Research has demonstrated the profound benefits that engaging in gardening activities can offer to those with Parkinson's:

  • Enhanced Motor Skills: Gardening tasks like planting, weeding, and raking improve dexterity, coordination, and balance.
  • Improved Mood and Cognitive Function: Gardening outdoors promotes calmness, reduces stress, and enhances cognitive function, benefiting mental health.
  • Social Interaction: Gardening connects people with Parkinson's and caregivers, fostering community and reducing isolation.

To establish and maintain our Therapeutic Horticulture garden, we're reaching out to our community for support. The initial cost is estimated at £5,000. You can help by donating gardening equipment or making a monetary contribution. Every donation, big or small, makes a significant impact.

Here is a list of items that we urgently require:

 • Wheelbarrows

 • Rakes

 • Brooms

 • Hoes

 • Seeds

 • Forks

 • Spades

 • Pots

 • Plants

 • Compost

 • Sleepers

 • Shed

If you are able to donate any of the items listed above, please reach out to us at giving@kent.ac.uk. We can arrange for collection or drop-off at the Parkinson's Centre for Integrated Therapy.

Your support will directly impact the lives of people living with Parkinson’s. Together, we can cultivate a thriving garden that fosters well-being and connection for our Parkinson’s community.

Thank you for your consideration and support. Your generosity will help us sow the seeds of wellness and hope for individuals living with Parkinson's disease.

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