creative journeys from home

We all dream of the projects we’ll take on once we have more free time to ourselves. We look forward to the day when we can finally write that memoir, get back into the garden, or even take on new and exciting pursuits. But getting older isn’t always the dream it’s made out to be. For many of us, it’s a season of life that comes not with inspiration and fulfillment but frustration and isolation. 

You Can Reinvigorate
Your Elder Years 

I’m Emma Rooney, a creativity facilitator and the founder of Blooming Caravan, a mobile business that brings Creative Companionship to older adults in their homes across Toronto. Like Mary Poppins with her purse of surprises, I arrive at your front door with therapeutic gardening, cooking, and storytelling projects that will enliven your elder years.

Customized Creative Care

We will meet in your home to document your life story, explore nature-inspired art, cook healthy seasonal meals, and participate in therapeutic gardening or other projects that feed your spirit.

I will help you design a creative plan to cultivate connectivity and companionship with your loved one. Your plan is fully customized with practical tips, resource suggestions, and activity ideas.

Get ready for a fun and memorable day! Bring your important people together for a gathering unlike any other. A creative project will engage your guests through teamwork and the sharing of stories.

What’s Blooming?

 

hands-on Workshops

Find out how to bring a seasonal workshop or training to your organization.

Gift Series

Instead of giving unwanted stuff that simply turns into clutter, why not give the gift of Creative Companionship?

 

A Therapeutic Garden Consult will help you make a manageable plan to get the most out of any garden space.

New: Therapeutic Garden Consults

Perfect for the lifelong gardener looking to downsize wisely or adapt to physical changes

So that you don’t have to give up doing what you love, I’ll help you develop a manageable plan to get the most out of any garden space or balcony. Therapeutic garden consults are a guided opportunity to explore the aspects of gardening that bring you the greatest pleasure and those you could do without as you experience life changes. Learn how to accentuate the healing elements in your garden and create a mindful gardening practice to support your health and well-being. We can explore whether adaptive tools, raised beds, or containers are right for you. I can also provide tips on communicating your wishes to garden service providers and/or friends and family looking to help out.

Duration: 2-hour in-home consultation

Price: $225, includes a post-visit customized list of recommendations. An hourly rate is available for add-on sessions or a supported visit to a garden centre. Therapeutic gardening opportunities are also provided through the Creative Companionship service.

Establish winter interest in your garden with a fall consult.

 
 

Creative Journeys From Home

Getting older doesn’t mean you have to lose your sense of fun, stay indoors, and eat bland food. Blooming Caravan creative activities are structured so that you can explore new projects and reinvigorate old favourites. 

We will have an initial conversation to walk through your specific needs and anything you’re passionate or curious about. Then we’ll map out a plan to bring more joy, nature, and beauty into your life. Blooming Caravan programs can be adapted to all abilities.


Book a complimentary meet and greet to find out whether Creative Companionship is right for you.

 
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I believe the second half of one’s life is meant to be better than the first half. The first half is finding out how you do it. And the second half is enjoying it.
— Frances Lear, activist, publisher, editor, and writer