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  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

    About the programme
  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

LLI-445 Sensory gardens for social inclusion in LAT-LIT area (Sensory Gardens)

Statistics of Lithuania and Latvia show, that during the last decades, the number of people with mental, emotional, behavioral and physical disorders have significantly increased. In pursuit of social, spiritual and physical well-being and quality of life of every person, Sensory gardens infrastructure and equipment will be installed at the Center of Recreation and Rehabilitation „Pusynas“ in Palanga, St. Francis of Assisi monastery in Klaipeda and at SIA “Piejūras slimnīca” in Liepāja.

Sensory Gardens are innovative green sensory space suitable for people of all ages, any possible disorders or illnesses. The sensory garden design is based on seven human senses. Properly selected plants in the garden and their groups  ensure the stimulation or suppression of these sensations. Sensory gardens were built according to the principles of universal design which suits all socially vulnerable groups. Activities in the sensory garden are dedicated for promoting social inclusion and mental and physical health recreation. Therapeutic measures are aimed at improving the emotional state, reducing the effects of stress, developing the ability to be “here and now”, increasing attentiveness, and reducing the manifestations of depression and socially active, support cognitive functions. Scientists emphasize the multifaceted positive impact on a person in such a garden. Emotional, psychological, physical, intellectual and social integration effects are considerable. Sensory gardens increase sense of community, encourage work in groups, communication and collaboration skills, builds self-esteem and dignity.

Project’s goal was to develop an innovative method for social inclusion. The project offered new solutions for both countries. During the project a new and innovative methodology for promotion of social inclusion and recreation of health using Sensory garden’s environment in the Lithuanian and Latvian languages was created. Theory-based and practical training courses for gaining and improving of competencies and skills of specialists and other groups (teachers, family members, volunteers, etc) were organized. In total 201 patients, social customers and 73 specialists from project partner’s organizations have been trained. Project’s partners have been shared examples of good practice.

Social media and contacts:
Phone: +37061252545
E-mail: info@palangapusynas.lt
Website: www.palangapusynas.lt
Address: Žvejų 1, 00137 Palanaga

14 January 2022

Experts continue preparation of Methodology

The experts started to develop the Methodology for promotion of social inclusion and health recreation using sensory garden’s environment in the spring of 2021. The methodology will include the need for sensory stimulation for people with various disabilities, sensory integration disorders, and possible therapeutic methods in the sensory garden.

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14 January 2022

The theoretical training about Sensory garden started

Klaipeda St. Francis of Assisi monastery of the St. Casimir province of the Order of Friars Minor organized first part of the planned theoretical training courses.

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14 January 2022

The creation of Sensory gardens in Lithuania and Latvia successful continues

In the spring of 2021, the development of the Sensory garden at the Center of Recreation and Rehabilitation „Pusynas“ of the Ministry of the Interior of The Republic of Lithuania began.

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During the project consortium of three institutions successfully created and integrated an innovative holistic Sensory garden method for rehabilitation of children and adults suffering from mental, behavioral, emotional and physical disorders and social customers. All project partners have expanded their regular services adding modern therapy, which will be provided free of charge.

Klaipeda St. Francis of Assisi monastery developed the Methodology for promotion of social inclusion and health recreation using sensory garden’s environment in the Lithuanian and Latvian languages for professionals who work with children and adults suffering from mental and physical disorders. The Methodology is available on project partners webpages.

All project partners have created three Sensory Gardens infrastructures, focused on improving the condition of patients and other social customers.

201 patients and social customers participated in the training during the project.

73 specialists from project partner’s organizations have been trained. They improved their competencies in working with Sensory Garden method and techniques in newly created Sensory Gardens.

Project partners presented the project outcomes during the international online Conference “SENSORY GARDENS AND NATURE RESOURCES FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION” on the 15th of July, 2022.

The material created during the project for download:

SOCIALIAI PAŽEIDŽIAMŲ GRUPIŲ ĮTRAUKTIES GERINIMO SENSORINIAME SODE METODIKA

SOCIĀLI MAZAIZSARGĀTU PERSONU GRUPU IEKĻAUŠANAS SAJŪTU DĀRZĀ UZLABOŠANAS METODIKA

Sensory garden in Center of Recreation and Rehabilitation „Pusynas“ (Palanga)

Sensory garden in Klaipeda St. Francis of Assisi monastery (Klaipeda)

Sensory garden in Seaside Hospital (Liepāja)

 

Last updated: 13.02.2024 15:38