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Landscapes of Longevity, Healthy Aging Across the World

University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Online; Online Video; Video
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In summer 2013, UVA landscape architecture graduate students Harriett Jameson and Asa Eslocker travelled to Sardinia, Okinawa, and Loma Linda, California, three landscapes with the highest life expectancy in the world, to explore these places' physical, spatial, and material qualities-topography, plant communitites,urban form-and also the personal attachments that seniors in these sites have to their cultural landscapes. The people in these locales have long been studied for their genetics, diets, and recreation habits. But until Ms. Jameson and Mr. Eslocker arrived, no one had inquired into or demonstrated in these settings the critical role of place in healthy longevity. Through study of these distinctive landscapes and the personal stories of elderly residents, the pair arrived at insights that may help communities rethink and redesign public landscapes to cultivate a culture of health and well being that spans infancy through old age. In this Medical center hour, Ms. Jameson and Mr. Eslocker focus on how place contributes to healthy aging and preview parts of their full-length documentary film, Landscapes of longevity, which will premiere in Charlottesville in November. A John F. Anderson Memorial Lecture Co-presented with the Center for Design + Health, School of Architecture, UVA
University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Childress, Marcia Day
Jameson, Harriet
Eslocker, Asa
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Medical Center Hour
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