COLUMN: Senior living - Gardening enriches mind, body and soul

— Alternate between weeding, hoeing, digging, stretching and watering so all your major muscle groups get a good workout. Bring along a sturdy stool or stable chair to rest on if weariness sets in.

You can always plant or weed half of your garden one day and the rest of it the next. If maintaining your garden becomes too much, consider hiring a local youth to help out once or twice a month.

Reap what you sow. Divide your perennials and share with friends. Growing fruits and vegetables is an inexpensive way to enjoy healthy, organic food. Friends or family members will appreciate anything extra you may have.

For people of all ages, gardening enriches one’s mind, body and soul.

Danielle Durkin is the marketing representative at Silver Fox Senior Social Club a not-for-profit senior day program at 22 East Genesee St., Baldwinsville. For more information about Silver Fox, call 635-5335 or email danielle@silverfoxseniors.org.

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