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"Eunice Noell-Waggoner has a unique blend of practical design experience and deep understanding of the scientific literature that she applies to designing environments that optimize health and function of older persons.  Our team at Brown University worked with her on a case study to evaluate a tunable LED lighting installation that approximates natural changes in color and intensity during the day and to study the impact on sleep and aggressive behaviors among nursing home residents.  Her leadership and expertise contributed to the successful completion of the project."

 Terrie Fox Wetle, PhD
  Professor, Health Services, Policy & Practice
  Brown University School of Public Health

"Since 1998, I have been fortunate to collaborate with Eunice in the development and programming of the Portland Memory Garden. Her exemplary leadership continues to channel community partners in managing and maintaining this haven for families caring for a loved one experiencing dementia. Families benefit from time in a safe and nurturing nature place. This specialized garden benefits the larger community by providing physical, emotional, and social opportunities for stress coping and well-being for all. The garden aligns with Legacy's mission of good health for our communities, and it continues to address equity issues in an underserved community. Eunice continues to lead community partners in our caring for the aging population through innovative and evidence-based strategies and interventions. I look forward to continued good works."

Teresia Hazen, MEd, HTR, QMHP
Medical Horticultural Therapist
Coordinator of Therapeutic Gardens (retired)
Legacy Health

"I have known and worked with Eunice for more than 20 years. I know her to be a dedicated, smart, and passionate professional who advocates effectively for better lighting in the environment, especially for older adults. She serves on the Lighting for Older Adults and the Visually Impaired Committee of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).  The Committee developed a Consumer Guide to inform the general public regarding the importance of high-quality lighting to minimize the clinical impact of normal age-related vision changes; it is distributing the excellent IES CG-1-20 "Lighting Your Way to Better Vision" brochure. (See Resources to view a copy.) Eunice led the effort to promote the document to many organizations and gained endorsements from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Geriatrics Society, American Optometric Association and the Gerontological Society of America."

Richard W. Besdine, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Professor of Health Services Policy and Practice
Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research
Brown University School of Public Health

"In a clear and well-illustrated presentation, Eunice Noell-Waggoner provided us with sound, cogent reasons for paying careful attention to how light and sound should be placed in senior living facilities. Her descriptions, explanations, and directions effectively demonstrated how best to use spaces for the benefit for our aging population. As a non-specialist, after attending her presentation, I was able to assess the lighting in my own cottage with new eyes to determine where changes might be made."

Mary Van Nortwick
Chair of the Life Long Learning Committee
Kendal at Oberlin
A retirement community in Oberlin, Ohio