That plants and flowers have a positive effect on our health is since long a known fact. We experience tranquility in green surroundings, are less stressed and recover faster. So why have our health facilities not yet become a green oasis then? In the third edition of Blooming Cities at Pakhuis de Zwijger, this was the central question, and more than 80 people from both the green and healthcare worlds came together to discuss an action plan for a greener care environment.
Many people offered inspiring examples of green in care situations during this night. More details can be found in the Dutch version of this blog.
Waag's Creative Care Lab researches the possibilities of healthy aging in the city and the active role of elderly in it. This research is part of the European project GRAGE.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 645706.