"This presentation will introduce a recent study that examined cultural variations in nature-related activities among elderly Spanish-speaking immigrants and English-speaking non-Hispanic Anglo-Americans. The study built on findings in earlier literature indicating that exposure to, and experience with nature (e.g., trees, plants, outdoor gardens) reduces levels of negative psychological effects among elderly people. Nature 'frames' (photographs of different types of outdoor settings selected as stimuli) were used to engage Hispanic older adults in an adult day care facility and Anglo-American residents in an assisted living facility in a discussion of nature-related activities and preferences. The findings suggest that older Hispanic adults find "furnished" natural settings (e.g., shaded courtyard with seating, plaza with informal seating) more compatible with their preferred activities such as family and group-oriented socializing. Anglo-American older adults in this study are drawn towards "authentic" natural settings (e.g., green lawn, natural pond) that were highly compatible with their preferred activities such as nature enjoyment and quiet reflection. The design and research implications of this study in accommodating culturally meaningful activities in outdoor settings for older adults will be discussed."