Home's therapeutic garden a boon for residents

(From left) Mr Tan Soo Siam, 72, with volunteers Ke Sau Keau (side view), 73, and Connie Ho, 64, as well as fellow resident Quek Chin Long, 78, at the rooftop garden of the NTUC Health nursing home in Jurong West. It is the first garden in a nursing
(From left) Mr Tan Soo Siam, 72, with volunteers Ke Sau Keau (side view), 73, and Connie Ho, 64, as well as fellow resident Quek Chin Long, 78, at the rooftop garden of the NTUC Health nursing home in Jurong West. It is the first garden in a nursing home here developed as a therapeutic garden, in consultation with the National Parks Board.ST PHOTO: JEREMY KWAN

At the rooftop garden of the NTUC Health nursing home in Jurong West, residents can brush their hands against textured and coloured plants, smell them and even eat some of them.

To the uninitiated, this may look like any other garden.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 25, 2018, with the headline 'Home's therapeutic garden a boon for residents'. Print Edition | Subscribe