Carers and members of the community can come and learn about Noosa Community Care's Horticultural Therapy Program, when participants celebrate its first anniversary in December.
The open morning and celebration is also an opportunity to enrol for the 2015 program.
"The Horticultural Therapy Program is wheelchair friendly and benefits people recovering from stroke and heart disease, early stage dementia, physical and intellectual disabilities as well as people with partial sight," said Noosa Community Care's Coordinator Greg Tucker.
Noosa Community Care has been working with Cath Manuel of Soil to Supper and a dedicated band of volunteers to deliver the program.
Participants have enjoyed various activities including seed sowing and propagating, therapeutic planting and harvesting edible plants.
"Horticultural therapy is a process of using plants and garden related activities to promote well-being of people's minds, body and spirit," Cath Manuel said.
The program has physical, social, psychological and cognitive benefits. It can help reduce anxiety and stress, improve emotional well-being, stimulate the senses, improve concentration and boost social interaction.
The celebration and open morning will take place on 3 December from 10.30am - 11.30am at Noosa Community Care, Wallace Drive, Noosaville.
A light morning tea will be provided and a variety of potted plants will be on sale.
Horticultural Therapy Program
Noosa Community Care, Wallace Drive, Noosaville
3rd of December 2014
10.30am - 11.30am
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