Housing, green and exercise environments

Our research focuses on housing and environment and their effect on older people´s perceived health and wellbeing. Special focus is on the impact of environment regarding the quality of life and performance of persons with dementia.  We are an active player in national and international research and development projects and working committees.

We train professionals to plan and to implement health enhancing and rehabilitating environments as well as green care methods. Participatory methods are used in the development of exercise and housing environments as well as care homes.

Green environment has more positive effects on health and wellbeing of people in old age than adults in general. Join us in building age- and dementia-friendly environments!

Erja Rappe, Senior Researcher, +358 40 533 7099, erja.rappe@ikainstituutti.fi