Access to Nature—Part 3 Safe and Usable Outdoor Spaces for Older Adults

Planning and Design

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

ISBN 978-1-938870-29-3
34-minute DVD
© 2009

(4 customer reviews)


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Product Description

By using the right elements, outdoor spaces that were previously underutilized can become more inviting, functional, and well-used.

Case studies, 3D animated examples, diagrams, and sketches in this informative DVD show how to transform existing areas by emphasizing features that appeal to residents and support their need for autonomy and independence.

Simple ideas for choosing the right seating, improving walkways, and creating shade are among the options discussed. Additional design possibilities address outdoor elements that enhance walking and sitting, optimize greenery and views, provide comfort and safety, and encourage engagement in outdoor activities.

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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 3 Safe and Usable Outdoor Spaces for Older Adults

  1. admin

    “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. admin

    “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. admin

    ” … 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. admin

    “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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