Spectrum Health Systems

Newly Constructed Healing Garden Offers Therapeutic Benefits to Spectrum’s Residential Clients

Published On: December 18th, 2018

After a year-long construction project, Spectrum is pleased to announce that its Healing Garden is now open to clients at the Faris Recovery Center in Westborough, Massachusetts. Research has shown that viewing natural landscapes helps foster healing and recovery by evoking positive feelings, reducing negative emotions and decreasing stressful thoughts.

 “The Healing Garden has been a wonderful addition to the Westborough campus,” said Clinical Supervisor Jeffrey Ford, LICSW. “I’m a strong advocate of using natural means and resources to support someone’s mental health and balance in life.  I’m looking forward to seeing all the creative ways the space can be used for individual and group sessions with our clients.” 

 The Healing Garden was designed by Waterman Design Associates and constructed by LEI Corporation. Spectrum also wishes to thank John Trexler, former executive director at Tower Hill Botanic Garden for his consultation on the project.

 “When I walk around the garden, I think of the people who donated to this project and what they have been through in their lives that motivated them to offer their support,” continued Ford. “I feel humility and inspiration when I reflect on this and hope that all the staff, clients, and anyone else who walks through the garden will experience something similar.”    

If interested, it’s not too late to offer your support.

Checks may be sent to:

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc.
Development Office
10 Mechanic Street, Suite 302
Worcester, MA 01608

ATTN: Healing Garden Fundraising

If you wish to make a credit card donation, please call (508) 792-5400 x7136.





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