Scientific research suggests that being in nature or viewing images of nature promotes positive emotions. Studies looking at experiencing landscapes during a walk, viewing images and having flora and fauna in our environments, have found these to improve our general well being.
The World Health Organisation takes an inclusive view that "health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity", recognising that, across the world, older adults with learning disabilities, including severe and profound impairments are at risk of being disregarded and marginalised. The WHO report "Healthy Aging - Adults with Intellectual Disabilities" stresses the importance of occupational opportunities and inclusion in community life.
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