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 CommunitiesThis resource includes strategies for dining facilities, amenity spaces, and individual units. Download >
Upcoming CEU, November 13th at noon EST. AARP Livability IndexTM Platform
November 13, 2023 | 1-2pm ET | CE credit pending approval
The AARP Livability Index platform scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact people's quality of life, now and into the future. When we design and develop communities with aging in mind, they work for everyone, including older adults. AARP intentionally designed its scoring criteria to draw on multiple, interconnected points to capture the complexity of what produces a high quality of life for a diverse population across many ages.
Live course: AARP Livability Index Platform
December CEU: Purposeful Placemaking: Planning Effective Life Plan Communities
December 18, 2023 | 12-1pm ET | CE credit pending approval
The built environment is a behavioral system. The facilities we inhabit shape our conduct and funnel our perceptions of the world around us – a reality that is critically important within care settings. The experiences our campuses offer, from the parking lot to the resident room, set the stage for the quality of life the built environment often imposes onto its users. This presentation will not only define the key strategies for the effective planning of Life Plan Communities to address shifting resident needs, it will provide a dynamic discussion surrounding the empirical research correlating placemaking and well-being while offering tools that can be utilized to qualify effective care campuses.
Live course: Purposeful Placemaking: Planning Effective Life Plan Communities
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