Creating Home: Access to Nature Webinar Series
A Three-Part Series Exploring Outdoor Environmental Design and Green Spaces to Benefit Older Adults
Pioneer Network's now concluded three-part webinar series was extremely well-attended by more than 500 individuals from each of the 50 states. The series focused on the importance of having people, policies, and programs that support outdoor usage in eldercare environments.
The Creating Home: Access to Nature
Webinar Series demonstrated how creating green spaces and opportunities to utilize those spaces can be affordable, no matter the size of the organization or the capital budget available. In addition, the series examined outdoor access in terms of the revised interpretive guidelines for quality of life in nursing homes, and discussed F-Tags that relate to outdoor access and utilization. Based on a set of award-winning videos created by Susan Rodiek, Ph.D., a Professor in Health Facilities Design in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University, the series explored current findings in gerontology, psychology and outdoor design.
The series includes:
|Archive recordings of the Creating Home: Access to Nature webinar series, including bonus Q&A, are available until April 22, 2010. |
If you registered for the live series, you may access the recordings an unlimited number of times by using your coupon code.
OR The entire three-part series is available to purchase for $199.00. Individual sessions are also available for $89 per session. This offer is for a limited time only!
Access to Nature: The Value of Nature for Older Adults
Discusses how access to nature can benefit the health and well-being of older adults, based on research and feedback from residents; also addresses the role of policies, staff attitudes, and activity programs. (1 hr)
Access to Nature: Improving Outdoor Access for Older Adults
Describes how the building layout can influence outdoor usage, and how the building's indoor-outdoor connections can either encourage or discourage residents from going outdoors. (1 hr)
Access to Nature: Safe and Usable Outdoor Spaces for Older Adults
Describes the main outdoor features that are reported by residents to impact their outdoor usage and satisfaction levels - such as seating, shade, and walkways -- and how these can be improved. (1 hr)
The fee for all three webinars is $199
. Individual webinars may be purchased for $89.00. Click here.
For more information, please contact Christie Dobson at Christie.dobson@PioneerNetwork.net
or call 585 271-7570.
Pioneer Network is at the forefront of changing the culture of aging and long-term care of elders in America. A growing coalition of organizations and individuals from across the nation, Pioneer Network is dedicated to making fundamental changes in values and practices to create a culture of aging and long-term care that is life-affirming, satisfying, humane and meaningful. Pioneer Network advocates for public policy changes, creates communication, networking and learning opportunities; builds and supports relationships and community; identifies and promotes transformation in practice, services, public policy and research; develops and provides access to resources and leadership; and hosts a national conference to bring together interested parties with a desire to propel this important work.