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The American Horticultural Therapy Association has announced that National Horticultural Therapy Week will be celebrated from March 15-21. Magee Rehabilitation Hospital will honor this week by raising awareness throughout the hospital about disability-friendly gardening and using horticulture as therapy.

Magee’s Horticultural Therapist Jeannette Glennon-Morrissey will set up an information table on the second floor throughout the week. The table will provide information about gardening activities, horticultural therapy and education, and a list of accessible gardening tools. These accessible tools are designed specifically for gardeners with weakened motor skills. Seeds and bookmarks will be distributed as giveaways when patients visit the table to learn more about horticulture as therapy.

Patients and their families will have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a garden-themed bag or basket.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, founded in 1958, is a 96-bed specialty medical rehabilitation hospital providing physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. Magee’s flagship facility is located in Center City Philadelphia. In addition to the main campus that offers comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury, Magee provides an expanding out-patient network serving the surrounding communities. In 1985, Magee’s brain injury rehabilitation program became the first in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Magee partnered with Jefferson Hospital to create one of the nation’s 14 federally designated centers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Magee has been rated one of America’s leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News&World Report. Magee provides treatment to more than 5,000 individuals annually. Magee is authorized to treat wounded military personnel returning from war. Magee is not an Obligated Group Affiliate.

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