TCV Scotland’s Green Health in Later Life programme has the primary aim of building natural exercise into supported living arrangements with housing associations and ‘extra care’ organisations who work with older people, as well as developing new programmes within hospital grounds.
What we will do
- Research, develop and deliver a range of new programmes which will allow new communities of older people to fully engage in TCV Scotland’s health and wellbeing work throughout Central Scotland.
- Building on our existing experience, such as our well established TCV Green Gym delivery model, health walks and food growing activities, to develop a full range of opportunities to raise awareness of the benefits of physical activity and increase “know how” amongst health professionals and care support staff.
- Undertake specific research in order to provide organisational guidance for working with people with dementia in an outdoor setting, particularly in relation to dementia-friendly communities and dementia-friendly green space.
There are any number of inspiring projects ideas which TCV Scotland could assist your organisation or group to develop and deliver. This could include environment focussed intergenerational and reminiscence projects, TCV Green Gym, garden design and dementia-friendly garden design, environmental arts and crafts, food growing, and tailored training and support for care/health professionals.
An important aim of the TCV Scotland Green Health in Later Life project is to increase the opportunities for older people to spend more time outdoors and in contact with nature. At the moment we are offering care homes, housing associations and hospitals across Central Scotland free presentations for care staff on the ways in which you can engage your residents more with your local green spaces.
If you are interested to find out more about what Green Health in Later Life can offer, contact:
Health Development Manager – to be appointed shortly.