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.
“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
“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
” … 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
“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