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  • Marvel's Florist - Killeen TX
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  • 720 N 10th St
    Killeen, TX 76541
    United States
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Since 1958 Marvel's Florist has been providing trusted service to the Killeen and Fort Hood, Texas area. We are here to help you, our valued customers, express your sentiments and emotions with flowers and gifts. Our passion is floral creativity. Let Marvel's awaken your imagination and make it reality. Here your floral dreams come to life. We begin each and every process with an attitude of all things are possible if you believe. The results speak for themselves. From flowers for the largest of corporate events and weddings, to the most intimate gatherings of friends and family, or to just simply "thinking of you”, our flowers are sure to put a smile on a loved ones face. Our talented designers will exceed your visions and dreams every time.

Flowers and Seniors Study

Rutgers: Flowers Boost Seniors' Well Being

 

Flowers & SeniorsEveryday, America's aging population - 40 million and rising - faces the challenges of growing older, including depression, memory loss and social withdrawal. As a concerned nation, we are continually exploring new means to ease daily-life anxieties. Recently, researchers at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, released the results of a six-month behavioral study on the health effects of flowers on senior citizens. The study demonstrates that flowers ease depression, inspire social networking and refresh memory as we age.

"The results are significant because as our nation grows older and life becomes more stressful, we look for easy and natural ways to enhance our lives - and the lives of our aging parents," said Dr. Jeannette Haviland-Jones, professor of psychology and director of the Human Development Lab at Rutgers. "Now, one simple answer is right under our noses."

This research follows a study conducted in 2000, which links flowers to greater happiness and life satisfaction in women. In 2001, Rutgers set out to explore the effects flowers would have on senior citizens, who experience different living situations and greater life changes.

 

Prevention in a Bud, Not a Bottle


More than 100 seniors participated in the Rutgers research study, in which some received flowers and others did not. The results shed new light on how nature's support systems help seniors cope with the challenges of aging. The results are as follows:

   1. Flowers Decrease Depression. Study participants showed a significant increase in happiness and positive moods when flowers were present.


   2. Flowers Refresh Recent Memory. Seniors performed higher on everyday memory tasks and experienced enriched personal memories in the presence of flowers.


   3. Flowers Encourage Companionship. Seniors who received flowers re-engaged with members of their communities and enlarged their social contacts to include more neighbors, religious support and even medical personnel.

"Instinct tells us that flowers lift our spirits, but, their effects on seniors are especially profound, if not surprising," said Haviland-Jones.

 

New Evidence Sprouts Up


Specifically, 81 percent of seniors who participated in the study reported a reduction in depression following the receipt of flowers. Forty percent of seniors reported broadening their social contacts beyond their normal social circle of family and close friends. And, 72 percent of the seniors who received flowers scored very high on memory tests in comparison with seniors who did not receive flowers.

"Happier people live longer, healthier lives and are more open to change," said Haviland-Jones. "Our research shows that a small dose of nature, like flowers, can do a world of wonder for our well-being as we age."