Study Reveals Positive Impact of Living Near Nature on Mental and Physical Health in Older Adults


Living near urban green and blue spaces has been associated with improved physical and mental health in older adults, according to a Washington State University study based on data from over 42,000 people in Washington state's urban areas from 2011 to 2019. The research reveals that a 10% increase in forested area within one's postal code is linked to a reduced likelihood of requiring mental health treatment.

Abstract Written By:
Denson Natividad
January 8, 2024

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