Gardens Galore at American Grand
Have you had the chance to check out American Grand’s new garden?
New this summer, residents and staff members have taken a unique approach to raising our flowers and vegetables by creating gardens using galvanized steel baths. Join residents and staff on Tuesday mornings when they tend the growing flowers and plants, or on Wednesdays when they are out and about enjoying their handy work and monitoring them.
As certainly many American Grand residents who were long-time gardeners already realize, successfully raising vegetables and flowers can be a challenge in northern Wisconsin.
Here are some of the best bets for successfully growing vegetables in the region:
- Lettuce and leafy greens.
- Broccoli and cauliflower
- Roots crops, such as carrots, potatoes, radishes and turnips
Speaking of tasty food, American Grand residents celebrated Independence Day earlier this month with a Fourth of July cookout.
Did you know, an average 150 million hot dogs were consumed during Fourth of July celebrations. That is comparable to nearly every other person in the country to having a hot dog during the holiday celebrations.
Furry Friends visit American Grand
You may have heard about the furry – and even feathery – friends that have been visiting American Grand.
Over the past month, numerous critters from Mulberry Lane Farm including chickens, as well as dogs courtesy of a local Labrador breeder, were on hand to bring some summertime cheer to the residents.
Did you know interaction with pets does more than bring a smile to your face? There are some distinct health benefits that also come along with petting Fido.
Not only does interacting with pets lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety, there are other long range benefits.
Those who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as other forms of dementia, have been documented to have experienced positive effects. Studies show Alzheimer’s patients tend to have fewer anxious outbursts when pets are present. Caregivers also often feel a sense of relief.
Meanwhile, heart attack victims tend to survive longer if they are pet owners. Additionally, research indicates male pet owners experience less signs of heart disease, including lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels than their non-pet owner counterparts.