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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.


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



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  • What a great contribution, Sarah Gregory is making to the American Society? Rightly so !!! Between Aging, Obesity and ...

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  • Getting it Done Sarah Gregory is a vocal advocate in design for aging putting her expertise to good use. With an ...

  • Community Advocate Emily Pierson-Brown is passionate about advocacy and community service. Harnessing this passion ...

  • The Project Magician Cynthia Shonaiya’s project expertise runs from soup to nuts. As a multi-faceted, tenacious ...

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