January 9, 2014 - February 1, 2014
Booming Boroughs: Redesigning Aging-in-Place in NYC
The mission of the AIANY Design for Aging Committee is to increase public awareness of the needs of seniors in an urban environment and to create an age-friendly NYC by designing to accommodate those needs.
Those needs require physical modifications to interior and exterior environments, services involving social activity and medical care, and the use of technology to facilitate communication. The availability of these amenities will allow seniors to live in their own homes and communities safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level. It will enable them to age in place.
Numerous surveys indicate that more than 80% of older adults wish to remain in their current homes for the rest of their lives. Being in familiar surroundings encourages seniors to continue to be active and contributing members in their communities, thus helping to maintain the integrated and diverse neighborhoods that are major components of the strength and desirability of urban localities like NYC.
Urban areas can more readily satisfy the needs of seniors because of the proximity of amenities.
The charrette held here at the Center for Architecture on May 18, 2013 aimed at generating specific ideas for the modification of NYC’s existing housing stock and neighborhoods to make them more easily negotiable for seniors. This exhibition describes and illustrates many of those ideas.
Thursday, January 9, 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm
Living with Dementia - at Home and in Urban Communities: Opportunities and Challenges
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm
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