A celebratory morning tea was recently held at Moran Sylvania to mark the opening of our new Discovery Garden where sensory, cultural and social events and activities will be held.
Our natural surroundings can have a profound effect on our health, well-being and quality of life. With this in mind, gardens and outdoor environments are increasingly being used as an important tool in the care of our residents. Gardens are designed specifically to support residents by providing a relaxing environment to promote activities that maximise mental and physical stimulation. The activities lessen the confusion and agitation often associated with the condition.
Research indicates that physical as well as visual access to nature:
- helps people recover from illness quicker
- reduces stress and lowers blood pressure
- helps a person maintain circadian rhythms (the sleep/wake cycle)
- aids in the natural absorption of vitamin D when exposed to sunlight for brief periods of time, which is important for maintaining strong bones.
Residents at Moran Sylvania enjoy access to the Discovery Garden which is used for regular wellness activities.