Design for Aging

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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 ...

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  • Save the date! Environments for Aging

    Mark your calendars for EFA 2018 in Savannah, GA.

    With educational opportunities and strategies, you’ll gain valuable information that benefits you and your entire organization. The conference sessions offer just-breaking information, case studies, and research findings for unique living environments.

  • 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.

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  • Greetings readers, Welcome to the first Blueprints for Senior Living in 2017. The theme is interior architecture and how it affects the way seniors live and interact. We hope you'll consider submitting an article for the next issue on universal ...

  • By Jessie Santini, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C / Blueprints for Senior Living newsletter, May 2017 Garden Spot Village, New Holland, PA / PHOTO: Nathan Cox Photography Interior design for senior living has changed significantly ...

  • By Myles Brown, AIA, LEED AP / Blueprints for Senior Living newsletter, May 2017 A majestic 100-year-old oak organizes a 12-unit addition to Duncaster Retirement Community’s Assisted Living Memory Care Neighborhood in Bloomfield, CT, symbolizing ...

  • By Nicole Bergquist, NCIDQ, EDAC and Meredith Driscoll  / Blueprints for Senior Living newsletter, May 2017 The Design Department at Sunrise Senior Living strives to champion the quality of life for all seniors. Their passion for the company’s ...

  • 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 ...