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Allendale Senior Living Brings Nature Indoors  

ALLENDALE, N.J., Sept. 30, 2022 – Allendale Senior Living, an assisted living community in Bergen County, has found a new way to connect its residents to nature. This week, Allendale launched an innovative indoor gardening program – Eldergrow’s D-I-Y Culinary Herb Garden program.

Eldergrow, an award-winning Seattle-based company, offers therapeutic gardening programs to seniors in residential and skilled nursing communities. Through this new partnership, Allendale’s residents are now able to nurture a lush and fragrant indoor herb garden.  

“We are so grateful that our residents can safely interact with nature throughout their day. Eldergrow and our incredible staff now make that possible,” says Lynda Gaspar-Craan, executive director, Allendale Senior Living. 

Studies show therapeutic horticulture reduces depression, improves balance, and lowers the risk factors for dementia by 36 percent. Allendale will maintain its garden and therapeutic program through Eldergrow’s ‘Herb-of-the-Month’ program. The community will receive fresh herb deliveries and curriculum every month. Ongoing cooking and herb activity demos will be conducted with residents. Further, Allendale Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, the continuing care campus’ skilled nursing component, will participate in the partnership via Eldergrow’s Therapeutic Garden program. 

“We are excited to start our new partnership with Allendale Senior Living,says Eldergrow’s CEO and founder, Orla Concannon. “This is easily a reflection of the innovative wellness that the community provides to its residents because if you have a healthy garden, you know you have a healthy community!” 


About Eldergrow: Eldergrow, a Seattle-based company, brings nature indoors to elders living in senior living through therapeutic gardening programs. Founded in 2015 by founder Orla Concannon, Eldergrow offers innovative indoor programs and activity kits. The DIY Culinary Herb Garden is designed for assisted and independent living settings and is complemented by an ‘Around-the-World’ Herb of the Month program. The Therapeutic Horticulture Garden program is a hands-on wellness program facilitated by in-person Educators who teach therapeutic gardening classes and provide garden maintenance for memory and skilled care settings. Each of the programs is centered around indoor, mobile gardens which are handcrafted in the United States. For more information, visit 

Media Contacts: 
Allendale Senior Living – Bari Siegel, Caryl Communications, 201-796-7788, 
Eldergrow Communications & Marketing – Madison Stoehr, 503-332-4518,