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.
New! Strategies for Safer Senior Living Communities This resource includes strategies for dining facilities, amenity spaces, and individual units. Download >
This project was borne from the desire of a group of Jehovah's Witnesses to create a senior living community based on the example of the Jehovah's witness homes in Great Britain. Thus began the process of designing the first Jehovah's Witness senior living homes in the United States: a pair of small houses on a 2.4-acre site located in a residential neighborhood in Allentown, Pennsylvania. #RLPSArchitects #LegacyPlace #BestPractices #CaseStudies #DFAR12 #SpecialProjects #DesignforAgingKnowledgeCommunity #DFA