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Help grow Acer’s list: Therapeutic Gardens at Veterans Facilities
A follow up to the 2005 Acer-ASLA-Miami VA event, this list is an evolving resource for advocates, practitioners, designers, students, veterans and their families. Help grow the knowledge and awareness of therapeutic (healing) gardens at Veterans hospitals and care facilities.

Healing Gardens: The Power & Practice of Nature in Senior Communities
April 23, 2009
Medford, New Jersey
An Acer-supported event featuring Medford Leas CCRC, Colin Milner, Dr. Birgit Rakel, Peg Scofield, and Jack Carman

 


recent happenings

Join Acer Institute on tour of THERAPEUTIC GARDENS of the DELAWARE VALLEY - October 3, 2008!

School's in, so get on the bus! Acer Institute is headed to the greater Philly area to continue an annual tradition of ASLA's Healthcare and Therapeutic Garden Professional Practice Network where we highlight great therapeutic garden works. On October 3, 2008, join Acer Institute and Design for Generations as we share in a day-long, interactive tour of therapeutic gardens within the Delaware Valley, gathering ASLA attendees internationally as part of a larger five day annual conference produced by ASLA. The on-site, interactive tour will engage design professionals, residents, staff, administrators, and historians. We will explore issues, trends, resources, and successful collaborations in design, implementation, and programming of therapeutic gardens. Find a snapshot of our itinerary, information and more links by clicking here [pdf].
 
Internationally recognized tour stops include:

  • Medford Leas, Medford, NJ, the award-winning Continue Care Retirement Community, campus, healing gardens and arboretum

Medford Leas

 

Pennsylvania Hospital

 

  • Magee Rehabilitation, Philadelphia, PA, home of the roof top Horticultural Therapy Greenhouse program

Magee Rehabilitation

images courtesy of Jack Carman

 

For more information on this field session, contact Annie by email or call 503-887-3439. To register for this inspiring field session (FS03) and learn more about ASLA's annual meeting, visit ASLA online.

 


Want to join Acer on future tours of life-enhancing therapeutic gardens and learn of upcoming conferences and education events? Join Acer's mailing list.

Contact Annie for information on featuring your therapeutic garden on an Acer Institute garden tour!

 

 

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Recreating Neighborhoods

Just released!
Re-creating Neighborhoods for Successful Aging, edited by Pauline Abbott, Nancy Carman, Jack Carman and Bob Scarfo

“Landmark work at a particular time of need.” - Architect Robert H. McNulty, J.D.

Useful resource for gerontologists, public health professionals, senior living administrators, rural and urban planners, architects, landscape architects, and policy makers.


share good works

Know of a great therapeutic garden that should be featured on a tour? Contact Acer and share the goodness out there!


attend upcoming events

Healing Gardens: The Power & Practice of Nature in Senior Communities
April 23, 2009
Medford, New Jersey
An Acer-supported event featuring Medford Leas CCRC, Colin Milner, Dr. Birgit Rakel, Peg Scofield, and Jack Carman


explore previous events

Landscapeforms Healthcare
Conclave Brief
PDF

Therapeutic Garden Design &
Veterans Affairs 2005

Acer Symposium 2005


visit Acer's design house

Red Bird Design


Acer Institute is a collaborative community striving for exemplary and restorative landscapes.

The Institute unites professionals regionally to facilitate dynamic, patient-focused, multidisciplinary design processes; facilitate conferences and education services; sponsor ongoing research and knowledge community repository; and conduct post design evaluations.

 

P. Annie Kirk, MLA ASLA, Director
PO Box 83 • Aurora, OR 97002
(503) 887-3439 • contact

 

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