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The Old Wild Place

  • Universal Design and Higher Education in Transformation Congress Dublin Ireland (map)

Join environmental gerontologist and occupational therapist Nichole Kain as she takes us on a journey through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, speaking with elders about the importance of their home and place. Throughout this 1-hour workshop, we will witness stories unfolding and reflect on them through group discussions and personal drawings (no artistic abilities needed). This experience will help us to become more aware of deep connections to places that run throughout the landscape of our own lives. As experts in the field of universal design for the built environment, we directly affect the feeling of a place. To understand our own connections to homes and places becomes a powerful tool in the way we look at and impact the built environment. This intimate look at the elders we serve will help deepen our understanding of the regional cultural narrative of the people who live in the mountains of Colorado. Themes: importance of place, place attachment, aging in place, environmental autobiography, gerontology, storydwelling

Earlier Event: October 13
AARP HomeFit