The Role of the Outdoors in Residential Environments for Aging / Edition 1

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Overview

Introduction: The Outdoors as a Multifaceted Resource for Older Adults (Susan Ridiek and Benyamin Schwarz) Nearby Nature and Long-Term Care Facility Residents: Benefits and Design Recommendations (Anne R. Kearney and Daniel Winterbottom) As Great as All Outdoors: A Study of Outdoor Spaces as a Neglected Resource for Nursing Home Residents (Lois J. Cutler and Rosalie A. Kane) Outdoor Environments at Three Nursing Homes: Focus Group Interviews with Staff (Anna Bengtsson and Gunilla Carlsson) The Role of Design in Inhibiting or Promoting Use of Common Open Space: The Case of Redwood Gardens, Berkeley, CA (Galen Cranz and Charlene Young) Resident Perceptions of Physical Environment Features that Influence Outdoor Usage at Assisted Living Facilities (Susan Rodiek) Accommodating Culturally Meaningful Activities in Outdoor Settings for Older Adults (Susana Martins Alves, Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi, and Uriel Cohen) Presence and Visibility of Outdoor and Indoor Physical Activity Features and Participation in Physical Activity Among Older Adults in Retirement Communities (Anjali Joseph, Craig Zimring, Lauren Harris-Kojetin, and Kristen Kiefer) Environmental Support for Outdoor Activities and Older People's Quality of Life (Takemi Sugiyama and Catharine Ward Thompson) The Effects of Viewing a Landscape on Physiological Health of Elderly Women (Joyce Tang and Robert Brown) Restorative Environments in Later Life: An Approach to Well-Being from the Perspective of Environmental Psychology (Massimiliano Scopelliti and Maria Vittoria Giuliani) Measures of Restoration in Geriatric Care Residences: The Influence of Nature on Elderly People's Power of Concentration, Blood Pressure, and Pulse Rate (Johan Ottosson and Patrik Grahn) Index Reference Notes Included

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789032430
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Series: Journal of Housing for the Elderly Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

  • About the Contributors
  • Foreword
  • Introduction: The Outdoors as a Multifaceted Resource for Older Adults (Susan Rodiek and Benyamin Schwarz)
  • Nearby Nature and Long-Term Care Facility Residents: Benefits and Design Recommendations (Anne R. Kearney and Daniel Winterbottom)
  • As Great as All Outdoors: A Study of Outdoor Spaces as a Neglected Resource for Nursing Home Residents (Lois J. Cutler and Rosalie A. Kane)
  • Outdoor Environments at Three Nursing Homes: Focus Group Interviews with Staff (Anna Bengtsson and Gunilla Carlsson)
  • The Role of Design in Inhibiting or Promoting Use of Common Open Space: The Case of Redwood Gardens, Berkeley, CA (Galen Cranz and Charlene Young)
  • Resident Perceptions of Physical Environment Features that Influence Outdoor Usage at Assisted Living Facilities (Susan Rodiek)
  • Accommodating Culturally Meaningful Activities in Outdoor Settings for Older Adults (Susana Martins Alves, Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi, and Uriel Cohen)
  • Presence and Visibility of Outdoor and Indoor Physical Activity Features and Participation in Physical Activity Among Older Adults in Retirement Communities (Anjali Joseph, Craig Zimring, Lauren Harris-Kojetin, and Kristen Kiefer)
  • Environmental Support for Outdoor Activities and Older People’s Quality of Life (Takemi Sugiyama and Catharine Ward Thompson)
  • The Effects of Viewing a Landscape on Physiological Health of Elderly Women (Joyce W. Tang and Robert D. Brown)
  • Restorative Environments in Later Life: An Approach to Well-Being from the Perspective of Environmental Psychology (Massimiliano Scopelliti and Maria Vittoria Giuliani)
  • Measures of Restoration in Geriatric Care Residences: The Influence of Nature on Elderly People’s Power of Concentration, Blood Pressure, and Pulse Rate (Johan Ottosson and Patrik Grahn)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included
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