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  • The theme for the next issue of 'Blueprints for Senior Living' will be interior design. We are seeking articles that incorporate creative solutions, such as way-finding, acoustics, color, decor, and furniture, that are a perfect compromise between form ...

  • Our final theme of the year will be "After the Architect Leaves...the Good, Bad, and the Ugly." We are looking for articles that highlight design elements that worked better than expected or perhaps didn't pan out at all. Please send the title of your ...

  • The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) invites users of the FGI Guidelines to comment on its draft 2018 documents, now posted for public review. Input from the field is critical to revising the Guidelines documents, which provide fundamental standards ...

  • For the upcoming Blueprints for Senior Living Newsletter we are seeking articles on new innovations in senior living design. Articles could feature just about anything ranging from new innovations in building design, garden approaches, use of technology ...

  • In response to Charles Graham's posting, I agree that Universal Design isn't quite Universal. Perhaps Socially Sustainable Design is a better term. I've heard that used a lot as well. There is no way that Universal Design can account for 100% of ...

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  • Designing for Low Vision

    Design for Aging (DFA) encourages its members and visitors to learn about the various task forces established through the Mayer-Rothschild Foundation. The Low Vision Task Force presented a session at the 2017 Environments for Aging (EFA) Conference that highlighted current low-vision research efforts, including development of the LVDC's Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment released in 2015, as well as plans to evolve the Guidelines into a reference standard.

Community Blogs

  • Greetings readers, We are pleased to bring you the fourth and final Blueprints for Senior Living for 2016. The theme is: After the Architect Leaves: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Articles in this issue highlight design elements that did and ...

  • By Steve Leone, AIA / Blueprints for Senior Living newsletter, December 2016 Its difficult to know what its like to be a resident in a long-term care community unless you are one, so I decided to be one for 24 hours. What I learned gave me insight ...

  • By David W. Minnigan, AIA / Blueprints for Senior Living newsletter, December 2016 Moving an elderly parent or relative into an assisted living facility is often traumatic, creating angst among all involved. The death of a spouse, upon whom ...

  • By Rudy P. Friesen, FRAIC, Hon FAIA, LEED AP / Blueprints for Senior Living newsletter, October 2016 As an architect I have poured my heart and soul into creating better environments for elders, especially those in long-term care (LTC). More ...

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  • By Jack Carman, FASLA, RLA and Nancy Carman, MA, CMC / Blueprints for Senior Living newsletter, October 2016 It is a well-known fact that spending time outside in nature is good for us. Instinctively we have always known this. We heard it from ...