At Houston Monarch Waystation, Butterflies Provide Care for the Elderly

At Houston Monarch Waystation, Butterflies Provide Care for the Elderly

NPSOT Houston Chapter Member and videographer Nivien Saleh Ph.D. has posted a new video on our YouTube Channel. It’s title is “At Houston Monarch Waystation, Butterflies Provide Care for the Elderly“. Her video describes a butterfly garden and monarch waystation that was started at Tuscany Village, a skill nursing and rehabilitation center, located just south of Houston in Pearland.

The garden was started as a collaboration between Tuscany Village Geropsychiatrist Dr. Amy Harkins and Delia Cuellar whose 95-year old mother is a resident at Tuscany Village. NPSOT Houston Chapter members Margaret Gnewuch and Russ Kane provided assistance in garden landscape design, native plant selection and planting.

Tuscany Village Resident Releasing a Monarch Butterfly

Nivien’s video tells the story of how and why the garden was first conceived and the impact it has had on Tuscany Village residents. Tuscany Village residents have taken a deep personal interest in raising monarch caterpillars, hatching chrysalises and releasing healthy monarch butterflies.

Please watch this video because it is very touching and shows the incredible benefits native plants and wildlife can have for the elderly.

Also, please share the link to this video with those you know with family members involved in eldercare. It could make an important contribution to improving the welfare of their most loved and often hardness to comfort family members.


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