Morning Pointe of Athens (TN) residents Louise Hughes proudly displays the first strawberry harvested from the assisted living community’s garden. “It is important for seniors to stay active and continue enjoying their hobbies,” says Morning Pointe life enrichment director Diane Hutsell. “For seniors, gardening can extend far beyond a simple hobby—it can improve their health and happiness as well. In addition to being a source of fresh, healthy produce, gardening can ease stress, keep you limber, and even improve your mood.”

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