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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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New! Strategies for Safer Senior Living Communities
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  • Good Morning Design for Aging Knowledge Community! AIA National's Young Architects Forum [YAF] is looking to spotlight ...

  • Join the Academy of Architecture for Health for a webinar exploring the benefits of art for both patients and healthcare ...

  • ​Friendly reminder that submittals for the Design for Aging Review (DFAR) awards are due this coming Tuesday, July 16! ...

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  • ADRP/American Occupational Therapists Association Joint Project In 1991, the ADRP was awarded a grant by the U.S. ...

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