What’s your ideal environment for aging?
That’s a question I’ve posed to many LTC providers, aging experts and senior living designers and architects when covering this topic of growing importance for our burgeoning senior population. The answers vary widely, and reflect lifestyle preferences, health issues and both professional and personal experiences.
I’m looking forward to exploring the many strategies and ideas for creating attractive and functional living environments for our aging population at our upcoming Environments for Aging conference, to be held next Sunday through Tuesday at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando. There, attendees will learn best practices in building, architecture and design and gain the industry’s expert insights into the future of senior living.
Nearly 40 sessions will cover every aspect of the design of long-term and residential care settings including codes and standards; successful remodeling and repositioning; aging-in-place; integrating technology into design; memory care design and programming; effective outdoor space planning; and small projects that provide a big impact on culture change.
I’ll be reporting from the conference next week and invite you to join in the conversation. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org add your comments to the online articles and guest blogs posted live from the conference. For more information on Environments for Aging, click here.
Patricia Sheehan was Editor in Chief of I Advance Senior Care / Long Term Living from 2010-2013. She is now manager, communications at Nestlé USA.