WARREN TWP. – State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman, R-Somerset, and New Jersey Assistant Agriculture Secretary Alfred Murray visited the Chelsea at Warren assisted living residence, 274 King George Road, on Wednesday, March 16 to help launch Horticultural Therapy Week.
The week is a statewide observance of the benefits of horticultural therapy for the overall health and well-being of people of all ages. Bateman was a co-sponsor of the enabling legislation which was signed into law in 2015 by Gov. Christie.
Joining Bateman and Murray was Laura DePrado of Final Touch Plantscaping, a registered horticultural therapist who led a group of about 50 Chelsea residents and neighbors in a flower arranging exercise, followed by a vegetarian lunch.