Plural space health
Live Nourished with Allyn is part of an overall mission to create healthy, happy people and communities. Plural Space Health is my vision for a collaborative, person-centered approach to health care. Plural spaces bring multiple perspectives together -- from architects to doctors and patients, farmers markets to senior centers -- to re-define the experience of health. There are many faces of medicine today. Together we create physical, emotional and social environments in which people can heal, grow and thrive.
PSH is a commitment to the health journey of others, and it has been my passion for almost a decade -- from advising architects in the design of hospitals to designing wellness programs for older adults. Why? Because we have all been touched by illness or dis-ease, and we all want to experience health and healing so we can give something back to others. Wellbeing speaks a universal language: it is something we all wish to share and use to reach the stars.
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Here is PSH in action:
Director, Center for Active Living, Council on Aging
Senior centers are a vital part of aging well. They are more than a bingo parlor; they are places of life, learning, fellowship and hope. We work as partners in care with local healthcare systems, providing access to nutrition, medical appointments, socialization and aging services that keep our community active, engaged and independent. Our programs invite doctors, dieticians, wellness practitioners, fitness instructors, master gardeners, farmers, musicians, artists, and more to enrich the lives of our members -- and to be enriched in return.
Doctors recommend lifestyle changes, but patients aren't sure where to start. Moms and dads and working professionals feel exhausted and need to get life back in balance. Clients recovering from addiction seek to chart a new path of self care. Coaches are some of the newest members of the healthcare team, forming a network of support with allied mental health and medical professionals to treat the whole person. My goal is holistic habit change that considers all the ingredients for health and vitality, from diet, exercise and sleep to relationships and work life to living with joy and purpose.
Healthcare Design researcher
The built environment has the power to heal. Exposure to sunlight, the way furniture is arranged, the layout of a unit, etc., have been shown to improve health outcomes in hospitals. Architects, designers, medical teams and researchers, like me, come together to understand the perspective of patients, loved ones and staff providers. Person-centered research allows us to hear their stories and walk in their shoes so we can design an experience that is more comfortable, reassuring and supportive.