The Blue and Green Spaces Project is based on “age-friendly” research into blue and green spaces (i.e.nature/trees/woods/fields and water/rivers/seas/oceans).
It is now known that the natural environment is beneficial for our health and well-being, yet for many of us living in urban areas this can often mean that we have less access to nature then we need especially older people, who are more likely to suffer from poor health.
There will be a meeting in the Lodge, Alexandra Park, on Thursday 9th February at 2:15pm.
Chris Phillipson, Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology at the University of Manchester, has been working on a project relating to examining the extent to which green and blue spaces can contribute to the health and well-being of older people.
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Ageing, Meaning and Social Structure (co-edited), Policy Press, Pbk, 2014
Ageing, Polity Press, 2013