FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2009

 

 

Gardening Therapy Enriches Seniors and People with Special Needs
Statewide horticultural therapy conference set for October 28

 

Elizabeth, NJ – Horticultural Therapy uses garden activities to help improve the body, mind, and spirit.  A free Horticultural Therapy Conference will provide expert information and resources on all aspects of field, with the goal of bringing this soothing wellness activity to more seniors and persons with disabilities.

Professionals, students, and volunteers who work with seniors and people with special needs are invited to attend, along with landscapers and garden designers.

The day-long conference is coordinated through the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County.  It is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, at Trayes Hall in the Rutgers University Douglass Student Center, 100 George Street, New Brunswick.

The conference is free but pre-registration is required. To obtain a registration form or get more information, contact the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County at 908-654-9854, ext. 2240.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension is a statewide program.  The Union County Extension, supported by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, has been instrumental in developing horticultural therapy programs for people with special needs countywide and throughout New Jersey.