Eco Gerontology: Caring In, For, and With Nature
Eco Gerontology Supports
A Relational Approach to Caring
"provides a lens to understand caring beyond the provision of well-being services, and rather, as a way for people to express who they are, and who they wish to be, through everyday interactions with both the human and non-human world."
Eco Gerontology puts to use the health promotion potential of the natural world:
generating accessible and supportive green environments for all ages.
Green Care Communities Promote:
Daily structure and routine
Collaboration with a shared purpose
Development of skills, identity, and competence
Value and transformation
Green Care Practices:
Deepens connection to environmental cycles
Provides fresh air and vitamin N & D
Promotes feelings of AWE
Activates calm and connectedness
Nurturing Plants and Animals
provides feelings of fulfillment
Enjoy this short video and Meet the Garden Girls!