Press Release 4/8/2017:
The team at Aquifolium are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a ‘Just Do it’ Award with funding under the Transform Ageing Programme. This will enable us to further develop our practice and benchmark the efficacy of nature therapy and Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) to assist older people and those who support and care for older people.
Transform Ageing aims to revolutionise the approach to health, wellbeing and social care for people in later life, starting in the South West of England. Bringing together people in later life, social entrepreneurs and commissioners of health and care services, Transform Ageing will define, develop and deliver new people-centred solutions that better support the needs and aspirations of older people. Transform Ageing is Funded by Big Lottery and run in partnership with the Design Council, the South West Academic Health Science Network and the Centre for Ageing Better.
The funding partnership panel was particularly impressed by the potential of our offering to tackle some of the big challenges to health and wellbeing using the social enterprise model with nature therapy.
The results from our Forest Bathing to date have been impressive, all participants have reported feeling calmer, happier and more focused after just a couple of hours.
We would like to thank the Transform Ageing Programme and its funding and delivery partners. We look forward to working with you and making a difference to the lives of older people. For more information on the programme please click here (click)
About Aquifolium: We are a social enterprise on a mission to rewire society with nature. We are professional nature therapists, Forest Bathing trainers, practitioners & trail designers.