• 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 dementia with their care-partners.  Enjoy our Memory Café in the GardenSM most Saturday mornings, April – October. Enjoy Picnics (carry-in, carry-out), Flowers, Birds, Fish, Drums & Dance, Networking. Meet in the Caretaker’s Cottage on rainy days. Funded partly by MA DDS.
Dates RSVP to programs@rest-stop-ranch.com
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location Rest.Stop.Ranch
202 Haverhill Road
Topsfield MA 01983


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    Fall Blooming Crocus

    If you’re a local Topsfield senior, please join us at Octoberfest this evening, 5pm at Trinity Church, 124 River Road. Contact the the Topsfield COA for more info. We will be presenting to the attendees around 5pm about our four support programs here at Rest.Stop.Ranch, and also speaking more about the new winter-season Topsfield Memory […]

  • This Weekend: Events in the Garden!

    Pumpkins await Decorations & Carving

    Enjoy fellowship and fun in our wheelchair-accessible garden… with still-blooming roses, rose-hips, Chinese lanterns, dahlias, mums, and pumpkins. We’re harvesting tomatoes, squash, beans, and corn. Join us Saturday, 10am – 12pm, for our Memory Café in the Garden. For anyone with memory hiccups, or memory loss at any stage, and care-partners, age 8-88+ Join us […]

  • Memory Cafe Today! 10a-12p

    Join us in our cozy and warm Caretaker’s Cottage for coffee and conversation, 10a-12p. For any dementia caregiver or survivor of dementia-care, age 8-88+, and people with memory loss. See you there! Mary

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Mary is a gifted teacher, coach and healer. I highly recommend her coaching program and workshops. When my daughter returned to school, she and my granddaughter moved in with me. Though I’m committed to help, I’m a small business owner for whom this presented serious challenges. How to be available, while meeting my own goals and focusing on my business? Mary’s coaching gave me indispensable tools that were flexible, but consistently helped me to concentrate on my business. I’ve also participated in Mary’s “Take Care of Yourself” workshops. They offer simple, easy, yet highly effective techniques for maintaining health and wellness. - Carol Lemieux, Salem, MA