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Webinar
Environments Webinar Series: Familiar Places

March 10, 2021
National Webinar

Overview

This webinar series will explore how to make a residential aged care or retirement living building feel more familiar to the people who call it home.

Overview

This webinar series will explore how to make a residential aged care or retirement living building feel more familiar to the people who call it home.

We will introduce ways of supporting residents and staff to personalise indoor and outdoor spaces, and focus on specific day-to-day activities, such as having a richer dining experience.The webinars build on the recent series of DTA Activity Cards that explored the same issues. We will focus on why a familiar environment is important, how we can create familiar indoor and outdoor environments, and how gardens can be set up to be more engaging spaces.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify key components of a familiar environment.
  • Introduce strategies to create more familiar spaces and gardens for people living with dementia
  • Reflect on the role of staff in creating familiar environments
Future Events

The second webinar in this series (24 March) will address indoor life, specifically looking at how we can support residents to personalise their bedroom and how we can enhance the dining experience.

Presenters
Kirsty Bennett Headshot
Kirsty Bennett

Kirsty brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role. She is a practising architect, a UK Dementia Services Development Centre Design Associate, and Co-author 2020 ADI World Report on the Built Environment https://www.alz.co.uk/research/world-report-2020. Her knowledge from studying gerontology and being a voluntary caregiver offers insights which complement her architectural knowledge.

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Tara Graham Cochrane

Environments Consultant
Tara specialises in the design of healing and therapeutic landscapes to support the health and wellbeing of people living with dementia. She is the Director of DesignWELL Landscape Architects, and the author of Gardens That Care: Planning Outdoor Environments for People with Dementia.

 

Event Schedule
Supporting Aged Care Quality Standard: 5

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