You are Invited to Participate!
Two Sessions Available
February 6, 2020
11:00am or 3:00pm ET
In the next few months, we are going to apply for a CMP Funds to implement Eldergrow into interested Nursing Homes. This will be a fully funded grant and staffed. Learn more by joining the webinar!
offers residents a therapeutic connection to nature through innovative
gardening products & services. The mobile, sensory garden brings
nature inside 12 months a year. Eldergrow Educators teach
evidence-based, therapeutic horticulture classes that improve life for
our growing community of elders living in residential and nursing care.
Residents engage in meaningful ways with the Eldergrow garden:
physically, socially, cognitively, creatively, sustainably, and
Evidence-based Benefits of Therapeutic Horticulture:
- Improves motor skills
- Reduces risk factors for dementia
- Elevates mood
- Improves sleep
- Reduces falls
- Reduces agitation
- Improves self-esteem
- Acts as an antidepressant
is a provider who appreciates the continued abilities of people living
with dementia, while supporting their changing capacities. With the use
of this type of service and support, more people living with dementia
and their families can find that value and purpose still can be part of
Many of you know and are familiar
with Eldergrow and some may not be. Take part in our webinar on February 6th
to learn the latest and our next steps.
Click here to view a short video. Here is a great report
from UW that consolidates nearly 200 studies pointing to the benefits
of horticultural and nature therapy. It’s a great read - truly! Area's
of interest have been highlighted - senior & dementia care. Eldergrow has been endorsed by Teepa Snow because of the many wellness benefits the program offers. www.Eldergrow.org
Target Audience: Administrators, Health Services Director, Rehab, Activities
Orla Concannon, Founder, Eldergrow
Orla’s passion for eldercare began when her Irish
grandmother spent her last years in a nursing home. Their special bond
paved the way for Orla’s career, which has included senior roles for The
Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Aegis Senior Living, and other senior
care organizations. Orla saw the need to connect elders living in
facilities with the healing properties of nature and she studied the
evidence-based benefits of horticultural therapy at Legacy Health
Hospital in Portland, OR in their Gerontology Department.
graduated from Seattle University in 2015 with a Healthcare Executive
MBA. While in graduate school, she created Eldergrow as her business
plan which won 1st Place Audience Award and 2nd Place Judges Award at
the 17th Annual Harriet Stephenson Business Competition. Eldergrow successfully completed University of
Washington's Jones & Foster Accelerator Program for Innovative
Start-Ups and was awarded seed money. Orla’s passion, matched by a team
of expert Eldergrow Educators, has propelled Eldergrow into a
Click here to register for the 11:00am Webinar
Click here to register for the 3:00pm Webinar
Questions? Contact us at (850) 671-3700 or email mmaggio@LeadingAgeFlorida.org.
We are very excited to work with Orla at
as we hope to bring Eldergrow into YOUR community!