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The mission of the AIA Design for Aging (DFA) Knowledge Community is to foster design innovation and disseminate knowledge necessary to enhance the built environment and quality of life for an aging society. This includes relevant research on characteristics, planning and costs associated with innovative design for aging. In addition, DFA provides outcome data on the value of these design solutions and environments.


COVID resources

Strategies for Safer Senior Living Communities
This resource includes strategies for dining facilities, amenity spaces, and individual units. Download >

Have you had a chance to check out the frontline workers whitepaper?

  • 1.  Have you had a chance to check out the frontline workers whitepaper?

    Posted 09-17-2020 05:23 PM
    AIA's most recent COVID whitepaper highlights clinicians' perspectives about what they need to care for patients and the care givers themselves. If you have had a chance to review it, has it been helpful in your practice?

    If you'd like learn more about the topic, some of the paper's authors are giving a live AIAU course on September 22. They'll explore adaptations to healthcare settings you can make to reduce the risk of transmission to care providers, staff, patients, and visitors.

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    Maggie Brown
    Washington DC
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