Upper West Side Seniors ‘Go Green’ And Celebrate Earth Day By Potting Dozens Of Plants

In celebration of Earth Day, nearly 50 residents from The New Jewish Home transplanted air-purifying plants that help promote clean air, fight allergies and improve sleep, into festive Earth Day decorated pots that will beautify their rooms. Located on the Upper West Side, The New Jewish Home is a comprehensive, mission-driven health care system serving older New Yorkers since 1848.

The event was sponsored by The New Jewish Home’s Horticulture Therapy program, which provides residents with a hands-on, therapeutic experience through planting both indoor and outdoor plants. The program allows residents to reconnect with nature as they tend these plants.

Residents also learned about the history of Earth Day and discussed what actions they can take to help the environment, proving that you can ‘go green’ at any age.

About The New Jewish Home: Serving New Yorkers of all faiths and ethnicities, The New Jewish Home was founded 170 years ago as the B’nai Jeshurun Ladies Benevolent Society for the Relief of Indigent Females. The New Jewish Home’s mission is to empower older adults to enhance purpose and well-being through a portfolio of innovative health care services. A comprehensive, nonprofit health care system for older adults, Jewish Home’s care continuum includes short-term rehabilitation, long term care, adult day health care, geriatric care management and a wide range of home health programs. Jewish Home serves 10,000 older adults each year in their homes, on campuses in Manhattan and Westchester, and in senior housing residences in the Bronx. Technology, innovation, applied research and new models of care put The New Jewish Home at the vanguard of older adult health care across the country. The New Jewish Home is a proud partner and founding agency of UJA-Federation of New York. For more information, visit www.jewishhome.org.