We are proud to announce that SAGE has been awarded the Rising Youth Grant (@risingyouthtig), valued at $1500...
With this grant, we will be funding several initiatives to further support our long-term care homes. Our newest initiative is Bloom Together, a project that provides long-term care homes with gardening tools, soil, plants, and flowers to help engage residents in a fun and communal outdoor activity. Gardening enhances the overall physical health and quality of life for older adults  and, specifically, improves social engagement and aspects of daily life within nursing homes . For more information on this project, check out BLOOM TOGETHER. Thank you to everyone at @risingyouthtig and @takingitglobal for making this project possible! #BloomTogetherwithSAGE
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2 . Brown, V., Allen A., Dwozan, M., Mercer, I., & Warren, K. (2004). Indoor gardening and older adults: Effects on socialization, activities of daily living, and loneliness. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 30(10), 34–42.