Hi this is Anthony Diaz and we are very excited here at Rosa’s that we now have a semi private meditation garden. Here at Rosa’s life become a balancing act and sometimes, we forget to balance. For that reason, we have created a place where residents as well as staff can step inside the meditation garden and just relax.
We know that meditation gardens are calming, and our residents enjoy things that are calming. Feeling calm creates short-term state of relaxation which helps with stress and anxiety that many people with memory issues may feel. That is yet another reason why we love having the meditation garden is it creates a calmness for our residents.
Clients helped pick the design and even the flowers that would go into the meditation garden as well as they help maintain it. Sometimes just holding the rake in your hand, even in a wheelchair, can stimulate memories of younger year and cause a calming effect.
It is also a place for our residents to garden, take responsibility for their plants and take the time to watch the growth. We have worked on all of this to take yet another step to more holistic approaches to aging and healing.
Our meditation garden is a work that is always being changed and created and our residents are always looking for ways to change and improve this wonderful place for peace. They have taken a sense of pride in it and enjoy the calmness this gift of nature brings them.