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Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston is offering a new horticultural therapy project each week in a unique program intended to give people with Alzheimer`s disease or dementia and their caregivers a fun and mentally stimulating activity.
“Journey through Memory” will be held Tuesdays, October 25 to November 22, from 1-2:30 p.m. at Tower Hill Botanic Garden (11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505). Cost is $50 for members and $65 for non-members for the five-week series, per caregiver/loved one pair.
The caregiver will learn about tools for coping with people at various stages of memory loss and those with dementia will enjoy the nature inspired programming with six different projects to bring home. Attendees will benefit from the group discussions, interaction and supportive atmosphere.
As we know, caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia can be challenging and therefore, if you are unable to attend all meetings or arrive after the start time, please know the instructor understands.
Registration can be done online or by calling 508-869-6111, ext 124.
Instructor Lorraine A. Lee is a Horticultural Therapist, Certified Activity Consultant through NCCAP, Certified Dementia Practitioner and Master Gardener. She earned a Masters degree in Counseling and has 25 years experience as an educator, artist and Alzheimer’ disease clinical professional. She is currently Chair of the Horticultural Therapy Committee for The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc.