Environments: Meaningful Engagement Outdoors

Type: Video 43mins
Supporting Aged Care Quality Standard: 5

Webinar – Wednesday 18 Nov 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many residents have had little contact with friends and family and have spent a lot of time within the boundaries set by a care environment. It has become even more important to find ways to use the environment to enable and encourage residents to do things that are meaningful to them.

The webinar will looked at meaningful engagement outdoors. It addressed our need to get outside, be active and enjoy the fresh air. We introduced ways that a good environment can support people to make choices, use retained abilities and engage in outdoor activity that is meaningful to them.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Better understand how a building can support people getting out to gardens and decks.
  • Introduce strategies to create more supportive outdoor areas for people living with dementia.
  • Reflect on the role of staff in supporting residents getting outdoors.


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Nick Seemann

Architect and Lead Environments Consultant, DTA

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Tara Graham Cochrane

Landscape Architect and Environments Consultant, DTA

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