New therapeutic garden opens in Worthing

New therapeutic garden opens in Worthing

 

Maybridge Keystone Centre and Breathing Spaces open a new therapeutic garden for people of all ages and different abilities, including people living with dementia, at the Maybridge Keystone Centre on Monday November 17th from 12 noon to 2pm. 

The garden will be opened by Amanda Waring, actress and campaigner for older people’s dignity and rights, and a representative of the Alzheimer’s Society.

The garden is a safe and reassuring but stimulating and enjoyable natural place and includes raised beds for seated gardening, a simple returning path for an uncomplicated journey around the garden and perennial beds for sensory stimulation, practical use, reminiscence and educational purposes. Breathing Spaces will run therapeutic programmes of supported gardening activities here on Mondays.

Claire Hunt and Lisa Leach from Breathing Spaces (a Community Interest Company funded by West Sussex County Council Social Enterprise Fund to build this and two other therapeutic gardens in Worthing) designed the garden with William Bauress and Caroline Elderfield from Oak Grove College.

Maybridge Keystone Club is in Raleigh Way, Worthing.

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