Is this you in the garden? Do you have arthritis or RA or just plain creaky joints? You have lots of company!
Almost 32 million US adults report medically diagnosed arthritis, RA or other physically limiting symptoms. See Chart 1.
Learn to adapt your garden or the garden of a loved one, an assisted living environment, hospital or public garden to make sure that everyone can enjoy all the benefits of a beautiful and productive garden.
As the population of the US grows older, the number of people with limited ability to participate in many activities will increase (Chart 2). The ultimate goal is to have a garden that can be enjoyed by everyone from the very young to the very old, the blind or wheelchair bound. And just as with any gardening project, the ideas are endless.
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Charts: Top Causes of Disability, Growth of Population Over Years and Arthritis Prevalence in Women and Men. Click to enlarge chart
As people grow older, the incidence of these physical issues also increases, affecting more women than men. * Click to enlarge chart