A clip from "The Value of Nature for Older Adults," one of a new set of three educational videos that provide information to create healthy, inviting outdoor environments for seniors in residential settings at all levels of care.
The set, "Access to Nature, Planning Outdoor Space for Aging," was developed by Susan Rodiek, associate professor of architecture at Texas A&M, at the university's Center for Health Systems & Design.
It's tailored for help care providers, policymakers, educators, designers and consumer advocates.
This video demonstrates the importance of having people, policies, and programs that support seniors' outdoor usage. Experts in environmental psychology, design and gerontology identify key issues in planning outdoor spaces, and how experiencing nature may benefit health and improve quality of life.
For more information about the series, visit accesstonature.org or call the Center for Health Systems & Design, 979.458.1193.