We have already mentioned that the administrators and staff at King David Community Center are always keeping up with the latest news and discoveries of the medical community – especially those that are shown to improve the health and longevity of elderly people, trying to extend them a vigorous, active lifestyle for many years to come. By introducing in to our daily routine all of the new, tested, published, and officially sanctioned medical practices for preserving and maintaining health, the Center has achieved amazing results, repeatedly noted by our ever-grateful clients.
Here, we would like to take a moment to focus specifically on an especially effective method of preserving health, popular here at King David Community Center – that is, garden-therapy. Dating back as far as the ancient civilizations, even they noticed that working with plants, close to the earth, has an extremely beneficial affect on both the physical and mental well-being of a person, and is a great form of active therapy.
Garden-therapy is based on the interaction between Man and Nature, in which factors like color, aroma, and sound-therapy add to the innate physical activity of gardening. The Center's physicians have studied that the combination of positive visual images, sounds, and smells, with physical activity, can actually do no worse than chemical drugs to help people suffering from a wide variety of diseases and other medical problems.
Among the many beneficial affects of garden-therapy are things like: noticeable physical activity, improved memory and concentration, and stress relief. Even if a person has problems with balance, difficulty walking, or is restrained by a wheelchair, the beautiful orchard and gardens at King David Community Center will reduce these restrictive barriers to a minimum, and allow everyone to engage in this beloved, and greatly therapeutic activity. This is simply because we have designed both the program and the gardens themselves to accommodate a wide variety of physical abilities for people with different individual restrictions.
Overall, science has more than enough supporting evidence to show that working with nature has a positive impact on the health of people with a variety of diseases. There are even cases of garden-therapy having completely cured oncological diseases, and being an amazing help in the fight against Alzheimer’s. All these factors are what is constantly pushing the medical professionals at King David Community Center to recommend their patients garden-therapy as a part of their treatment of different diseases, and in the prevention of such diseases altogether.