Live course: Incorporating Intergenerational Design & Programming into Senior Living

When:  Jun 18, 2024 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Design for Aging

Incorporating Intergenerational Design & Programming into Senior Living

June 18 | 1-2pm ET | Earn 1 AIA LU 


Incorporating intergenerational design and programming is a fast-moving trend in senior living and provides a market advantage to owners and developers. However, designers, developers, and operators are adopting diverse approaches to embrace this trend, sometimes with mixed results. The Joint AIA Design for Aging, SAGE, and The Center for Health Design Intergenerational Task Force recently surveyed senior living professionals, including architects and interior designers as well as developers, operators, marketers, residents and their family members to gather opinions and data on this trend. The presentation will provide a ‘roadmap’ checklist of various types of intergenerational elements, survey data on which types of elements are preferred or work best, and quotes and connections from and with other senior living professionals engaged in this trend. 

Learning objectives

  • Learn about the benefits and concerns of incorporating intergenerational design and programming into senior living. 
  • Learn about the opinions of AIA and SAGE members on a variety of specific intergenerational elements 
  • Learn how specific types of intergenerational elements are put in place at various communities.
  • Understand the big picture ‘roadmap’ of all the various types of intergenerational elements, categorized as “Bringing the Outside In,” “Taking the Inside Out,” and “Blurring the Boundaries.”


Greg Hunteman

Greg Hunteman​, AIA

Greg is a member of the AIA Design for Aging Knowledge Community and served as the 2022-2023 co-chair. His passion for care has led him to the forefront in developing creative and compassionate environments for seniors while supporting and fine-tuning efficient operations for owners. Greg focuses on the vital integration of architectural, landscape, and interior spaces designed specifically for senior adults.​

 ​JinHwa (Gina) Paradowicz

JinHwa (Gina) Paradowicz,  AIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C

JinHwa is a member of the AIA Design for Aging Knowledge Community and has 20 years of architectural and design experience. She manages design for senior living, hospitality, residential, and mixed-use projects. She is responsible for leading projects from master planning through construction documents and integrates a research-based approach to develop sustainable and buildable solutions. JinHwa is the past president of the AIA Chicago Foundation and scholarship chair of Chicago Women in Architecture. She received a Bachelor of Engineering from Korea University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Lisa Warnock​

Lisa Warnock​

Lisa is an interior designer with 25 years of senior living experience and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. She has a BA in interior design from Marylhurst University and is NCIDQ certified. Lisa is currently a principal at Glow Interior Designs and built an award-winning team of designers at Myhre Group and LRS Architects. In 2020, Lisa was named an EFA Design Champion. She serves on the board of LeadingAge Oregon, SAGE, and on the advisory boards for EFA magazine and the Ageless Living Collaborative.​

Addie Abushousheh

Addie Abushousheh, PhD, EDAC, Assoc AIA

Addie is on the AIA Design for Aging Knowledge Community leadership group, a gerontologist, researcher, and consultant for organizational and environmental development in long-term care. She explores cultural and bio-psycho-social perspectives, organizational structures and processes, physical environments, workforce models, and regulatory and financial frameworks in relation to decision making, resource management, and quality improvement. With combined expertise in architecture, organizational development, gerontology and applied research, Abushousheh advances comprehensive and translational agendas related to quality assessment and performance improvement. In addition to consultation and scholarly endeavors, Addie managed a range of projects for The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation and has served as a Technical Expert for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Addie publishes and presents regularly, including two invited presentations by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the US Government Accountability Office.

 ​Craig Witz
​Craig Witz

Craig is a member of SAGE and principal of Witz Company, which provides master planning and development project management services to senior living providers nationwide. Prior to forming Witz Company in 2001, he was a development project manager with both large national and regional senior housing developers. Craig has 30 years of senior living development experience and has been actively involved in the development of over $750m in senior living projects in the past 10 years. He has written white papers on master planning, intergenerational design, and placemaking, and presented at Leading Age, EFA, SAGE, AIA Design for Aging. and MCSA.