The role of bluespaces in experiencing place, aging and wellbeing: Insights from Waiheke Island, New Zealand.

@article{Coleman2015TheRO,
  title={The role of bluespaces in experiencing place, aging and wellbeing: Insights from Waiheke Island, New Zealand.},
  author={Tara M Coleman and R. Kearns},
  journal={Health & place},
  year={2015},
  volume={35},
  pages={206-17}
}
This paper examines how bluespaces inform experiences of place, being aged, and wellbeing among seniors on Waiheke, an island within the greater Auckland area in northern New Zealand. We draw on photo-elicitation interviews with seniors aged 65-94 to argue that bluespaces shape metaphors of 'islandness' that, in turn, help maintain wellbeing. We conclude that, although island settings pose unique challenges for seniors, (e.g. potential isolation, and a lack of advanced care), drawing on the… CONTINUE READING