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Horticultural System

StandUp Gardens provides year-round indoor and outdoor horticultural experiences for residents. Because they move easily throughout the facility and are wheelchair accessible, StandUp Gardens can be used for independent or group activities. They stimulate conversation and build community spirit, allow residents to give care to the garden, improve dexterity and provide other therapeutic benefits.

For more information, call (800) 867-8263 or visit

Textile Flooring

Forbo Flooring Systems has introduced Flotex Naturals textile flooring. Inspired by organic materials, the collection’s 16 photorealistic designs include 14 wood-looks and two cork patterns. In addition to comfort underfoot and sound insulation Flotex Naturals offers durability, aesthetics and low-cost maintenance. Flotex Naturals are completely waterproof and feature sanitized antimicrobial treatment built into the fiber and backing.

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Outdoor Fitness System

Playworld Systems’ LifeTrail® Advanced Wellness System is an outdoor fitness system to help users over 50 years of age perform tasks more easily and enjoy a better quality of life. The system’s 21 activity panels and 159 exercises are progressively challenging exercises patterned after everyday life movements to help users preserve independence or rehabilitate after an injury.

For more information, call (800) 233-8404 or visit

Fire-Retardant Spray

No-Burn® Fabric Fire Gard is a clear fire-retardant that can be sprayed onto natural and synthetic textiles and blends. Passing NFPA 701 test standards, Fabric Fire Gard is notoxic, noncarcinogenic and has zero volatile organic compounds. Use on curtains and draperies, upholstery, and interior furnishings, crafts and carpet.

For more information, call (800) 989-8577 or visit


Available from Optima Products, the Thera-Glide Safety Glider is ideal for memory care or anywhere needing the soothing benefits of a glider without the risk of falls. The Thera-Glide is a stationary chair until the user is safely seated, then the lock automatically releases the soothing glide motion. When the user exits the chair, the lock automatically engages. The Thera-Glide has a steel frame and it is height adjustable.

For more information, call (888) 990-9394 or visit

Long-Term Living 2011 August;60(8):12-13

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