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Gardening helps us keep active in body and mind, at any age. For senior citizens it can be particularly beneficial, giving them the feeling that a living being depends on them and their care, a sensation they may not have had since they were raising children. They don't need a huge garden. A little bit of ground or some soil and a pot, and some seeds or roots (which they can get from the fruits and vegetables they have at home), can provide them with a plant or a small plot to take care of. Encourage them to use the produce in their meals later.

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