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WEBINAR: Eldergrow (Complimentary)
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 Export to Your Calendar 2/20/2020
When: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Webinar will begin at 10:30am ET
Where: United States
Presenter: Orla Concannon, Founder of Eldergrow
Contact: Maria Maggio
(850) 671-3700


Online registration is available until: 2/20/2020
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Complimentary PM Webinar

February 20, 2020 | 10:30am 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!

Eldergrow™ 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 spiritually.

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

Eldergrow 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 each day!

Many of you know and are familiar with Eldergrow and some may not be. Take part in our call on February 20th 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, Recreation, Activities

Speaker Information:

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.

Orla 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 flourishing business.

REGISTER ONLINE by clicking on the Register button above.

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! 


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