Access to Nature—Part 2 Improving Outdoor Access for Older Adults

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


Planning and Design

Produced by Susan Rodiek, Ph.D., NCARB, and Texas A&M University Center for Health Systems & Design

ISBN 978-1-938870-28-6
31-minute DVD
© 2009

Product Description

Whether you are planning a new community or remodeling an existing one, the second DVD in the Access to Nature series illustrates a variety of ways the building layout can encourage residents to go outdoors.

Case studies, sketches, and models show how to make strong indoor-outdoor connections, remove perceived barriers, and create successful transition zones, such as an entry garden.

Learn about cost-effective solutions to issues of accessibility, visibility, and interfacing with the outdoors as well as suggested adaptations for individuals with dementia.

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Access to Nature was developed by a large multidisciplinary team of expert consultants and students working with Dr. Susan Rodiek, who teaches architecture at Texas A&M University, with the input of numerous people in the seniors housing and care industry.

Your professional organization may offer continuing education credit for completing the Access to Nature Program.

Course Overview
In order to obtain continuing education credit, you will be tested on material including:

  • The DVD Sessions
  • Supplemental Readings
  • Interactive Exercises

Click here for more information on continuing education credits for Access to Nature.

4 reviews for Access to Nature—Part 2 Improving Outdoor Access for Older Adults

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    “Finally! A user-friendly resource for designers and administrators, presenting the latest relevant research on the design of outdoor space in senior housing.”
    —Clare Cooper Marcus, author of Healing Gardens

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    “These DVDs provide evidence-based design guidelines in an accessible and transparent way& that will give everyone a real head start …”
    —John Zeisel, Ph.D., author of I’m Still Here

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    ” … provides a valuable tool in understanding and achieving outdoor spaces that encourage older adults to go outside.”
    —Elizabeth C. Brawley, author of Design Innovations for Aging and Alzheimer’s

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    “This guide is a much needed resource that underscores the importance of good outdoor access for residents of seniors housing communities … ”
    —Robert Kramer, President, National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Industry

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