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Creating Daily Pleasures in Outdoor Spaces: Making it Happen in All Seasons
For you and me, spending time outdoors is a normal part of life, and something we miss when weather and circumstances keep us indoors for extended periods of time. But for residents living in nursing homes and assisted living communities, and even for elders living in their own homes, opportunities to enjoy outdoor living are often rare, even in ideal weather, but certainly when conditions are less than ideal due to cold, heat, snow or rain.

In this webinar, Maggie Calkins, will share WHY being able to enjoy time outdoors is important and HOW care givers and families can support making it happen. She will discuss the health benefits of spending time outdoors in terms of stress, mood, concentration, sleep and more. She will also explore the differences in designing for active and passive use of outdoor spaces and share creative ideas for non-traditional outdoor elements, from green houses to hydroponic gardening to fishing, golfing and yerts.

And then team members from 2 Communities will share stories of how they are making it happen, how outdoor living is a part of life for the residents in their homes.

Nov 21, 2019 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Maggie Calkins, PhD, EDAC
@Ideas Institute
Dr. Maggie Calkins is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of environments for older adults, especially those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. She has spent many years exploring the therapeutic potential of the environment--social and organizational as well as physical--particularly as it relates to older adults in need of support. A member of several national organizations and panels which focus on issues of care for individuals living with dementia, she speaks frequently at conferences both here in the US and abroad.