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Clients | Various Agencies


 


image Horticultural therapy techniques are employed to assist participants to learn new skills or regain those that are lost. Horticultural therapy helps improve memory, cognitive abilities, task initiation, language skills, and socialization. In physical rehabilitation, horticultural therapy can help strengthen muscles and improve coordination, balance, and endurance. In vocational horticultural therapy settings, people learn to work independently, problem solve, and follow directions. Horticultural therapists are professionals with specific education, training, and credentials in the use of horticultural for therapy and rehabilitation. (American Horticultural Therapy Association)
 
 

Various Agencies


Hospitals


  • Lee Memorial Health Center, Lee County Hospital Network, Fort Myers FL
  • Memorial Healthcare, South Broward Hospital District, Hollywood FL
  • St. Mary’s Hospital, West Palm Beach FL


Government


  • City of Hialeah FL
  • Division of Leisure Services, City of Sunrise FL
  • Lauderhill Alzheimer’s Daycare FL


Mental Health Facilities


  • Aztec Center, Miami FL
  • Bay view Center of Mental Health, Miami FL
  • North West Dade Center, Hialeah FL
  • START Program, Short Term Residential Treatment, Pembroke Pines FL
  • Transit Program, Pembroke Pines FL


Botanical Gardens


  • Fairchild Tropical Garden, Miami FL


Women’s Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Center


  • Renfrew Center, Coconut Creek FL


Children, Special Education


  • The ARC, Riviera Beach FL


Day Programs


  • Alzheimer Center, City of Lauderdale Lakes FL
  • Catholic Community Services, Miami Shores FL
  • Cypress Place, Hollywood FL
  • deHoernel Alzheimer’s Pavilion, Deerfield Beach FL
  • Goodlet Adult Center, Hialeah FL
  • Malcolm Ross Senior Center, Hialeah FL
  • Wilde Adult Center, Hialeah FL
 


Acceptance

Today, horticultural therapy is accepted as a beneficial and effective therapeutic modality. It is widely used within a broad range of rehabilitative, vocational, and community settings. (American Horticultural Therapy Association)

Each program I create contains three components. The first is to stimulate, the second is to educate, and the third is to engage. I want the residents to touch, smell, feel items of interest. Sensory awareness, reminiscence and creativity all come into play.