• Welcome! We offer year-round and seasonal programs for caregivers and people with disabilities. Subscribe to our blog for updates.


  • Our wheelchair-accessible gardens: Cut Flowers, Roses & Kitchen, Orchard Ave., Ornamental Trees and Shrubs, Raspberry Patch, Cedar Grove and Tunnel, and Koi Pond.


  • Meet our test-drivers: Our friends with wheels help us test the trails. We use the test results to prioritize project improvements.


  • Our story: Inspired by our own dementia-care journey with Mary’s mom, Margaret, we learned that more accessible garden experiences were needed for people using wheelchairs.


  • Get involved! Learn how you can support the gardens’ growth.

We are developing our private wheelchair-accessible gardens for future enjoyment and therapeutic benefit of people in our community affected by long-term illness and disability. This is a long-term, life-long project for us.
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Memory Cafe

For people with memory-loss, with their care-partners.  Enjoy fellowship at least once-a-month in Topsfield; April-October meet in our therapeutic garden. Memory Café in the GardenSM is offered Select Saturday mornings, once or twice a month. Enjoy Picnics (carry-in, carry-out), Flowers, Birds, Fish, Drums & Dance, Networking. Meet in the Caretaker’s Cottage on rainy days. November – March, meet at Topsfield Trinity Church.Memory Café at River Road offers once-a-month (1st or 3rd Saturday mornings) socializing, networking, and an inclusive interactive program (124 River Rd. Topsfield, MA, 01983). Funded partly by MA DDS.
Dates RSVP to programs@rest-stop-ranch.com
Times
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prices
Free
Location Rest.Stop.Ranch
202 Haverhill Road
Topsfield MA 01983

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  • 6/21, 10am – 4pm, Open Garden Day on the Longest Day

    Smell the Roses! 40 of 80 rose plants are wheelchair-accessible.

    SPECIAL EVENT: 6/21, 10am – 4pm: Open Garden Day on the Longest Day. Stop by anytime during this event to: Enjoy our Wheelchair-Accessible Gardens Experience our Memory Café in the Garden Program Learn more about our Free Programs for Dementia Care-Partners and People Living with Dementia Donate to Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Donate to Grow our […]

  • Free Programs for Care-Partners! June Updates

    Rose Rodeo Begins! Peonies Finishing...

    GROUP SUPPORT: “I was dying for information and support when I found (and joined) this group…” a member from our dementia-caregiver support group emphatically expressed recently. Dementia Care-Partners: please know we have opened our support group (meeting twice monthly) to all ages of care-partners, dealing with all types of dementia. We continue to be specialists […]

  • First COA Group Picnic: Danvers, MA, 6/12/18

    They loved it. 10 residents, 3 staff. All ambulated to the picnic table, some used canes or walkers. 9 of 13 ambulated around the 0.1mile Front Garden Loop and to the Caretaker’s Cottage. After the tour, they enjoyed a picnic at the Pear Tree Patio, and signed the guestbook. Annie Townsend, group leader, is going […]

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Mary, I like your ideas.  They are creative, healing, and engaging the community. – Barb Bodengraven, Topsfield, MA

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