BOONTON – The intoxicating fragrance of lavender filled the auditorium of the New Jersey Firemen’s Home (NJFH) in Boonton.
The sound of residents and staff sharing and communing, among the cornucopia of plant material filled the air during the Horticultural Therapy program known as “Green Thumbs.” It is here that people and plants connect without judgment to the bounty of the season’s harvest. Everyone is successful. Everyone is engaged. Green thumbs are not required to sow meaning, purpose, creative expression, and fun.
It is not the finished projects, but the process along that way that offers benefits and countless positive experiences through customized activities and projects designed for all abilities.
The NJFH is a person-centered home/long-term and residential care facility for retired paid and volunteer firefighters. It offers many therapeutic and diversional programs and experiences to the guests (residents), based on their needs and interests within the recreational therapy program.