Aging in Place & Senior Shared Housing: Preserving Dignity Through Design

Session Title: Aging in Place & Senior Shared Housing: Preserving Dignity Through Design
Educational Track: Innovation
Session Code: TH0219
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: 2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
LU/HSW: 1.5 LUs/HSW

Each day, 30,000 Baby Boomers turn 65. In 10 years, the number is projected to soar over 36 million seniors, thereby creating a strong market demand for senior services, including specialized architectural design services. Moving to a managed independent or assisted care facility may not be a desired choice or financially possible, thereby leaving architects other choices for specialized design services.

The goal of the architect in either case is to allow a senior to live independently with dignity, grace and ease whether in a house and neighborhood full of memories or within a socially enriching community. 

This session will discuss two options, and the proponents for each course of action, with the goal for each being allowing a senior to live independently with dignity, grace and ease whether in a house and neighborhood full of memories or within a socially enriching community.

 

Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how aging-in-place design and community housing design can effectively serve the needs of an emerging Baby Boomer,
  • List the benefits of shared space and sharing economies in the context of shared housing and infrastructure,
  • Conduct evaluations for implementation of aging-in-place modifications,
  • Research and gather available resources relating to applicable codes and standards, publications, certifications, checklists, current products, trends, and techniques to achieve a successful aging-in-place or community housing project.

Content Leader

Thomas W. Kocubinski, AIA

Principal Architect, Kocubinski Architects, Lambertville, NJ