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Movement, Meaning and Mingling in Natural Environments.

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Presentation by Dr Sarah Bell for the ESRC Seminar Series on Ageing and Physical Activity - "Outdoor natural environments: An active space for the older adult?"

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Movement, Meaning and Mingling in Natural Environments.

  1. 1. Movement, meaning and mingling in natural environments Sarah Bell 1st July 2016 Outdoor natural environments: An active space for the older adult?
  2. 2. A brief background… Individual wellbeing Social Natural environments Adapted from: Warber et al (2013) Spiritual MentalPhysical Emotional
  3. 3. A brief background Older adults, natural environments and physical activity… • Landscape design, walkability (I’DGO & I’DGO TOO) • ‘Third places’ & natural neighbourhood networks (Gardner, 2011) • Intergenerational interaction, ‘excuses to play’ (Spencer et al., 2013) • Social identity, dropping the ‘mask of ageing’ (Milligan et al., 2005) • Sense of purpose, structure and routine (Finlay et al., 2005)
  4. 4. Using geo-narratives 1. Greenspace access… Accelerometer/GPS unit/GIS analysis 2. The wellbeing stories… Plot-focused semi-structured interviews 3. The wellbeing experience… Mobile ‘go-along’ interviews (x9) Participant recruitment (x33) Study site selection (x2)
  5. 5. Using geo-narratives 1. Routine green space contact… Accelerometer/GPS unit/GIS analysis 2. The wellbeing stories… Plot-focused semi-structured interviews 3. The wellbeing experience… Mobile ‘go-along’ interviews (x9) Participant recruitment (x33) Study site selection (x2)
  6. 6. Using geo-narratives 1. Routine greenspace contact… Accelerometer/GPS unit/GIS analysis 2. The wellbeing stories… Plot-focused semi-structured interviews 3. The wellbeing experience… Mobile ‘go-along’ interviews (x9) Participant recruitment (x33) Study site selection (x2)
  7. 7. Using geo-narratives 1. Routine green space contact… Accelerometer/GPS unit/GIS analysis 2. The wellbeing stories… Plot-focused semi-structured interviews 3. The wellbeing experience… Mobile ‘go-along’ interviews (x9) Participant recruitment (x33) Study site selection (x2)
  8. 8. Using geo-narratives 1. Routine green space contact… Accelerometer/GPS unit/GIS analysis 2. The wellbeing stories… Plot-focused semi-structured interviews 3. The wellbeing experience… Mobile ‘go-along’ interviews (x9) Participant recruitment (x33) Study site selection (x2)
  9. 9. Movement http://www.falmouthtowncouncil.co.uk/services/allotments
  10. 10. Movement
  11. 11. Movement
  12. 12. Meaning
  13. 13. Mingling http://www.roughguides.com/article/five-top-cycling-breaks-around-britain/
  14. 14. Mingling http://earthwrights.co.uk/projects/10050#gallery
  15. 15. Adapting
  16. 16. Adapting Ron: We go to the Eden Project two or three times a year… Par Beach to look at the swans and Canada geese and… Olive: We like to go up on the moors don’t we? Have a cup of tea!... Ron: Any free afternoon, if we don’t know what else to do, we might go down to Heligan… Olive: I mean we don’t go down to the jungle down there because that’s too much of a climb for him, we used to didn’t we but latterly we haven’t done it. Ron: Trying to keep things on a level keel… Olive: Well, since you had your heart attack you can’t do it can you? Ron: Well, it’s not wise.
  17. 17. Concluding reflections • Importance of wider motivations driving active place interactions; • Physical activity can be approached in diverse ways: – Health concerns – Passion for a particular activity – Immersion in a valued setting / type of setting – Desire for sense of purpose, achievement or creativity • Meaningful active experiences are often shared; • Individual and shared adaptations often made to maintain these social and place connections, balancing movement with the need to pause; • Need to design environments that support this balance.
  18. 18. Thank you Sarah.Bell@exeter.ac.uk & thank you to my supervisory team and participants…

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