EXPLORING THE                  INTANGIBLE AND TANGIBLE HEALTH                   BENEFITS OF PARKS AND GARDENS             ...
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Goals:                        1. Expand knowledge of the values of parks                        and gardens.Tuesday, 19 Ma...
Goals:                        1. Expand knowledge of the values of parks                        and gardens.              ...
Goals:                        1. Expand knowledge of the values of parks                        and gardens.              ...
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You Are Very Special People!Tuesday, 19 March, 13
YOU make a difference to:Tuesday, 19 March, 13
YOU make a difference to:               •The Economic Value of Public SpaceTuesday, 19 March, 13
YOU make a difference to:               •The Economic Value of Public Space               •The Biodiversity of NatureTuesd...
YOU make a difference to:               •The Economic Value of Public Space               •The Biodiversity of Nature     ...
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Healing is a matter of time it is also a matter of opportunity                                                            ...
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- RJH Emergency NurseTuesday, 19 March, 13
“The gardens have                           become an important                           part of patient care            ...
“A park in the East end of                        London would probably                        diminish the annual        ...
“I shall never forget the rapture                         of fever patients over a bunch of                         bright...
“It is one great purpose                                                  of the Park to supply to                        ...
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Group Workshop (30 minutes total)                                     Each table to choose a note taker,                  ...
Group Workshop (30 minutes total)                                     Each table to choose a note taker,                  ...
Group Workshop (30 minutes total)                                     Each table to choose a note taker,                  ...
Group Workshop (30 minutes total)                                     Each table to choose a note taker,                  ...
Group Workshop (30 minutes total)                                     Each table to choose a note taker,                  ...
http://benefitshub.caTuesday, 19 March, 13
Parks don’t create themselves                        – people sow their seeds, and                        people keep them...
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http://loveparksweek.org.ukTuesday, 19 March, 13
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THANK YOU KINDLY!Tuesday, 19 March, 13
THANK YOU KINDLY!                        APPLAUSETuesday, 19 March, 13
THANK YOU KINDLY!                        APPLAUSE………………….MORE PLEASE!Tuesday, 19 March, 13
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  1. 1. EXPLORING THE INTANGIBLE AND TANGIBLE HEALTH BENEFITS OF PARKS AND GARDENS Presented to the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association by Paul Allison February 20th 2013 © 2013Tuesday, 19 March, 13
  2. 2. Goals:Tuesday, 19 March, 13
  3. 3. Goals: 1. Expand knowledge of the values of parks and gardens.Tuesday, 19 March, 13
  4. 4. Goals: 1. Expand knowledge of the values of parks and gardens. 2. Explore ways to promote the values of parks and gardens.Tuesday, 19 March, 13
  5. 5. Goals: 1. Expand knowledge of the values of parks and gardens. 2. Explore ways to promote the values of parks and gardens. 3. Inspire and provide tools and resources.Tuesday, 19 March, 13
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  7. 7. You Are Very Special People!Tuesday, 19 March, 13
  8. 8. YOU make a difference to:Tuesday, 19 March, 13
  9. 9. YOU make a difference to: •The Economic Value of Public SpaceTuesday, 19 March, 13
  10. 10. YOU make a difference to: •The Economic Value of Public Space •The Biodiversity of NatureTuesday, 19 March, 13
  11. 11. YOU make a difference to: •The Economic Value of Public Space •The Biodiversity of Nature •The Health and Wellness of PeopleTuesday, 19 March, 13
  12. 12. “There is nothing more profitable in our lives than communing with nature. Human beings are originally members of nature, therefore it is after we blend ourselves with nature that we are able to feel the joy of living”. -Tomatiro MakinoTuesday, 19 March, 13
  13. 13. Healing is a matter of time it is also a matter of opportunity - HippocratesTuesday, 19 March, 13
  14. 14. LONELINESSTuesday, 19 March, 13
  15. 15. LONELINESS DEPRESSIONTuesday, 19 March, 13
  16. 16. LONELINESS DEPRESSION BOREDOMTuesday, 19 March, 13
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  30. 30. - RJH Emergency NurseTuesday, 19 March, 13
  31. 31. “The gardens have become an important part of patient care and provide a place for patients, families and staff to sit quietly, enjoy the beauty, and reflect”. Vancouver Island Health Authority Board General Meeting Minutes of May 31, 2006Tuesday, 19 March, 13
  32. 32. “A park in the East end of London would probably diminish the annual deaths by several thousands, prevent many years of sickness, and add several years to the lives of the entire population”. - Timothy H Lister 1839Tuesday, 19 March, 13
  33. 33. “I shall never forget the rapture of fever patients over a bunch of bright-coloured flowers. I remember (in my own case) a nosegay of wild flowers being sent me, and from that moment recovery becoming more rapid”. Notes on Nursing What It Is, and What It Is Not - Florence Nightingale 1859Tuesday, 19 March, 13
  34. 34. “It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God’s handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a - Frederick Law Olmsted month of two in the White Mountains, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances”.Tuesday, 19 March, 13
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  38. 38. Group Workshop (30 minutes total) Each table to choose a note taker, a spokesperson and a time keeper Each table brainstorms and discusses the following questions:Tuesday, 19 March, 13
  39. 39. Group Workshop (30 minutes total) Each table to choose a note taker, a spokesperson and a time keeper Each table brainstorms and discusses the following questions: Q1. 1. What are the tangible and intangible health benefits of parks and green spaces? (5 minutes)Tuesday, 19 March, 13
  40. 40. Group Workshop (30 minutes total) Each table to choose a note taker, a spokesperson and a time keeper Each table brainstorms and discusses the following questions: Q1. 1. What are the tangible and intangible health benefits of parks and green spaces? (5 minutes) Q2. 1. How you would use this information to gain support for parks and greenspaces? (5 minutes)Tuesday, 19 March, 13
  41. 41. Group Workshop (30 minutes total) Each table to choose a note taker, a spokesperson and a time keeper Each table brainstorms and discusses the following questions: Q1. 1. What are the tangible and intangible health benefits of parks and green spaces? (5 minutes) Q2. 1. How you would use this information to gain support for parks and greenspaces? (5 minutes) Q3. 1. To gain support effectively what kind of skill sets would you need and/or how would you develop them? (10 minutes)Tuesday, 19 March, 13
  42. 42. Group Workshop (30 minutes total) Each table to choose a note taker, a spokesperson and a time keeper Each table brainstorms and discusses the following questions: Q1. 1. What are the tangible and intangible health benefits of parks and green spaces? (5 minutes) Q2. 1. How you would use this information to gain support for parks and greenspaces? (5 minutes) Q3. 1. To gain support effectively what kind of skill sets would you need and/or how would you develop them? (10 minutes) Spokesperson reports back on Q3. by selected groups (10 minutes)Tuesday, 19 March, 13
  43. 43. http://benefitshub.caTuesday, 19 March, 13
  44. 44. Parks don’t create themselves – people sow their seeds, and people keep them alive. Developing a park system and sustaining it requires numerous political skills, including coalition building, publicizing, advocating, fundraising, partnering, speaking and listening.Tuesday, 19 March, 13
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  46. 46. http://loveparksweek.org.ukTuesday, 19 March, 13
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  48. 48. THANK YOU KINDLY!Tuesday, 19 March, 13
  49. 49. THANK YOU KINDLY! APPLAUSETuesday, 19 March, 13
  50. 50. THANK YOU KINDLY! APPLAUSE………………….MORE PLEASE!Tuesday, 19 March, 13

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