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Gold Winner - Therapy Garden at Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center

Vendome Group, in conjunction with The Center for Health Design (CHD) and The Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE), announces the winners of its new awards program—The Landscape Architecture Awards for Healthcare Environments.

The 2013 program recognizes designs in three specific project categories: senior care, acute care, and behavioral health.

Senior care category:

Gold Winner – Therapy Garden at Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center
Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center

Award announced:
http://www.environmentsforaging.com/news-item/landscape-architecture-awards-healthcare-environments-winners-announced

 

This award winning therapy garden has been designed for the patients of the community to receive treatment in a nature filled outdoor setting. The garden has been developed to be utilized by the therapists for Physical, Occupational, Speech and Horticultural therapies. Design elements include a variety of walking path surfaces, a fully functioning gazebo that simulates aspects of a person’s home, a New Jersey boardwalk, a therapy car, raised planters, a putting green and may other features, all designed for therapeutic purposes.