LeadingAge Names Alzheimer’s Garden Innovative Program of the Year

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LeadingAge Names Alzheimer’s Garden

Innovative Program of the Year

(Galloway, N.J.) The Alzheimer’s Sensory Trail & Healing Garden at Seashore Gardens Living Center (SGLC) has been named “Innovative Program of the Year” by LeadingAge New Jersey, the statewide association of not-for-profit senior care organizations. LeadingAge New Jersey is dedicated to advancing quality aging services in New Jersey through advocacy, education and fellowship.

The garden is an important component of care for Alzheimer’s patients, according to Alysia Price, M.S.W., L.S.W., C.A.L.A., C.D.P., Administrator of Seashore Gardens Living Center. The garden features multiple raised bed gardens with fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and plants indigenous to the Jersey shore. There also are garden sculptures and art, as well as places to sit and reflect. Residents are able to share in the watering and care of the plants, as well as enjoy the fresh grown fruits, vegetables and herbs in their diet. These activities will provide an important physical and emotional link for SGLC Comfort Care residents. In addition, there’s an opportunity for them to interact with staff and each other against a background that changes with the seasons.

The Alzheimer’s Sensory Trail & Healing Garden is being made possible through generous donations from the community, and support from AtlantiCare Growing Green, the Stockton Center on Successful Aging (SCOSA) and the Rutgers Master Growers Cooperative.

 

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Pictured (L to R) at the LeadingAge New Jersey award ceremony in Princeton on Dec. 9, 2015 are (front row) SGLC Executive Director Janice Cambron, CEO Martin H. Klein and Director of Recreation and Volunteers Missy Rundio and (back row) Development Coordinator Sharon D’Angio.
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Staff and visitors exploring the garden and sensory trail 
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Resident Stella Sloan enjoying the garden with Daughter Deb Bronson
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Pictured (L to R) Helene Hordes, Board Member Robert Hordes, Seashore Gardens Living Center Board President Jason Goldstein with son Luke Goldstein, Seashore Gardens Foundation President Richard Cohen, Steve Callender, Senator Jim Whelan, Judy Schlank, Executive Director Janice Cambron, President/CEO Martin Klein.

The Simon & Sylvia Zisman Seashore Gardens Living Center (SGLC) is a nonprofit home for the aged, guided by Jewish tradition, law, and charity, dedicated to enriching the quality of life for its residents. The 125,000 square foot senior Living Center features a continuum of services which include assisted living, short and long term nursing care, Alzheimer’s care, respite care and full rehabilitation services, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.seashoregardens.org.

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