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  • May 5, 2022

    Date: Thursday, April 28, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: Video Conference

    AGENDA

    Opening Presentation: Gail Ressler reviewed AIA DFA’s work to address the needs of Older residents in NYCHA housing, using Amsterdam Housing as a prototype.

    Events in Formation for 2022:

    TAFEL HALL Panels – SOME DATES TO BE DETERMINED.

    Panel Topic: ADA at Thirty: Accessibility Solutions in Historic Structures – Date TBD. Case studies of creative projects that extend the life and safety of historic buildings that are Landmarked or in an Historic District. The committees have decided to make it a one-night panel rather than a daytime workshop. Special Project digital publication on the AIANY website is planned. Joint Event w/ Historic Buildings Committee, Building Codes Committee, Public Architecture Committee.

    Panel Topic: Asian Models for Senior Care – Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
    This panel is now scheduled as an in-person or hybrid event at Tafel Hall with some panelists via Zoom.
    Panelist 1) Taili Lee. Taipei.
    Panelist 2) Dr. Estaban Beita. Tokyo. Professor NYIT. Dr. Beita participated in our 2018 “Cane and Able” panel.
    Panelist 3) Melissa Navarra. Manila.
    Moderator: Ruth Finkelstein – Executive Director, Brookdale Center on Aging, Hunter College; former head of Age-Friendly NYC Initiative.

    Panel Topic: Aging Populations and Climate Change – Fall 2022. Donna Walcavage, of the DFRR, and the Committee on Design for Aging are planning a joint event.
    Our audience will be design professionals but we may have others from the general public interested in the topic. The DFRR committee or our moderator can introduce the speakers with some statistics and other information highlighting the scale of the issue to engage the audience. Then 3 or 4 speakers covering these aspects:
    1) Evaluating places to live
    2) Preparation for shocks and stressors
    3) Evacuation or shelter in place
    We will focus on social equity, accessibility and mobility as we cover these topics. In the limited time for the panel, we can’t cover all the possible shocks and stressors, so if we find a good speaker in one aspect that is focused on extreme heat and another that is talking about sea level rise, it is ok to acknowledge the range of the discussion.

    Presentations@ Monthly Meetings

    • May 26 meeting: Bruce Eisenberg will speak on Accessibility Upgrades by NYCHA.

    Save the Date

    • 2022 DFA Dates: 26 May, 23 June, 28 July, AUGUST RECESS.
  • March 19, 2022

    Date: Thursday, February 24, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: Video Conference

    AGENDA

    Opening Presentation: ELANA KIEFFER, Acting Director for the Center for Healthy Aging, presented on the topic “How to Re-Integrate into Society, Post-Covid”. Please sign up at here to get more updates from the Master Plan for Aging in New York.

    Events in Formation for 2022:

    TAFEL HALL Panels (ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE) – SOME DATES TO BE DETERMINED.

    Panel Topic: ADA at Thirty: Accessibility Solutions in Historic Structures — Case studies of successful creative projects that extend the useful life and safety of historic buildings that are Landmarked or in an Historic District. The committees involved in this project have decided to make it a one-night panel rather than a daytime workshop – date to be determined. Special Project digital publication on the AIANY website is planned. Joint Event w/ Historic Buildings Committee, Building Codes Committee, Public Architecture Committee.

    Panel Topic: Asian Models for Senior Care — Christine and Ted have developed some ideas to further guide and focus our development of this panel which will include a representative from each of three or four major Asian cities. Possible cities: Manila, Seoul, Taipei, Singapore, Tokyo. The event is tentatively scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, June 7th and will be a hybrid presentation with a live audience and some speakers in New York as well as other presenters speaking remotely.

    Panel Topic: Donna Walcavage, of the DFRR, and the Committee on Design for Aging are planning a joint event called Aging and Climate Change, planned for May. The AARP published an issue with an impact of climate change and increasing disasters on older people. They also have a chapter on this topic in their current policy book.

    Other Business: Brian told us about his presentation on Thursday, February 17, to a Round Table considering “This is Living: The Age Friendly Home” sponsored by State Senator Liz Krueger.

     

    Save the Date
    2022 DFA Dates: March 24, April 28, May 26, June 23

  • February 1, 2022

    Date: Thursday, January 27, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: Video Conference

    We took a moment to remember HERB OPPENHEIMER, long-time devoted member to our committee and to the practice of architecture. Herb died on 29 December 2021. His family will let us know the date and time of a virtual memorial service.

    Agenda
    Events in Formation for 2022:
    TAFEL HALL Panels (ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE) – SOME DATES TO BE DETERMINED.

    Panel Topic: ADA at Thirty – Accessibility Solutions in Historic Structures- Case studies of successful creative projects that extend the useful life and safety of historic buildings that are Landmarked or in an Historic District. The committees involved in this project have decided to make it a one-night panel rather than a daytime workshop – date to be determined. Special Project digital publication on the AIANY website is planned. Joint Event w/ Historic Buildings Committee, Building Codes Committee, Public Architecture Committee.

    Panel Topic: Asian Models for Senior Care – Christine and Ted have developed some ideas to further guide and focus our development of this panel which will include a representative from each of three or four major Asian cities. Possible cities: Manila, Seoul, Taipei, Singapore, Tokyo. The event will be held in-person in March or April.

    Panel Topic: Donna Walcavage, of the DFRR and the Committee on Design for Aging is planning a joint event called “Aging and Climate Change” planned for next May. The AARP published an issue with an impact of climate change and increasing disasters on older people. They also have a chapter on this topic in their current policy book.

    Other Business (held over from our last meeting): Brian reviewed his meeting with the AIA President and other committee chairs. They discussed the theme “Just Practice” which entails equity, inclusion, affordable housing, senior housing, ADA, and post-Covid cities. Brian presented our DFA’s Accessibility for Historic Structures and Senior Housing in Asian Cultures event programs. President Lamberti said she would distribute the board’s policy statements for 2022, and she suggested that we at DFA consider participating in the 2 ongoing policy discussions, one on shared intergenerational housing (including Accessory Dwellings and Basement units), and the other about Post-Covid Cities planning.

    Save the Date
    2022 DFA Dates: 24 February, 24 March, 28 April, 26 May, 23 June

    Good Reads and More

  • January 21, 2022
    Date: Thursday, December 16, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

    Location: Online

    AGENDA

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE!

    Opening Presentation:  Committee Members Rich Rosen and Ted Liebman of Perkins-Eastman presented their firm’s recent “Senior Living Projects”.  Thank you Rich and Ted!

     

    Events in Formation for 2022: 

    TAFEL HALL Panels (ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE) – SOME DATES TO BE DETERMINED.

    Panel Topic:  ADA at Thirty — Accessibility Solutions in Historic Structures- Case studies of successful creative projects that extend the useful life and safety of historic buildings that are Landmarked or in an Historic District.  The committees involved in this project have decided to make it a one-night panel rather than a daytime workshop – date to be determined.  Special Project digital publication on the AIANY website is planned.  Joint Event w/ Historic Buildings Committee, Building Codes Committee, Public Architecture Committee.

    Panel Topic:  Asian Models for Senior Care – Christine and Ted have developed some ideas to further guide and focus our development of this panel which will include a representative from each of three or four major Asian cities.  Possible cities:  Manila, Seoul, Taipei, Singapore, Tokyo.

    Other Business:  Brian reviewed his meeting with the AIA President and other committee chairs.  They discussed the theme “Just Practice” which entails equity, inclusion, affordable housing, senior housing, ADA, and post-Covid city.  Brian presented our DFA’s Accessibility for Historic Structures and Senior Housing in Asian Cultures event programs.  President Lamberti said she would distribute the board’s policy statements for 2022, and she suggested that we at DFA consider participating in the 2 ongoing policy discussions, one on shared intergenerational housing (including Accessory Dwellings and Basement units), and the other about Post-Covid City planning.

     

    Save the Date

    2022 DFA Dates:  27 January, 24 February, 24 March, 28 April, 26 May.

  • December 10, 2021

    Date: Thursday, November 18, 5:00 – 6:30 PM EDT
    Location: Video Conference

    AGENDA

    Member Check-in:  How’s everyone doing???

    Opening Presentation:  Committee Member Susan Wright, AIA, LEED AP, VP Design and Construction at Selfhelp Realty Group, presented “Three Affordable and Senior Living Projects in NY”:

     

    Agenda Item from Last Meeting: Three Ideas for the AIA New York Advocacy Committee:

    During our last meeting we discussed what ideas we would send to the AIA NY Advocacy Committee – here are the three distillations of those discussions.

    • The city should increase the availability of well-maintained public toilets — this is of special concern to an aging city population.
    • The city should provide more funding to make subways more accessible to an aging population
    • The city should provide more funding to help tenants and homeowners make their homes more accommodating to aging in place.

     

    Events in Formation for 2022: 

    TAFEL HALL Panels (ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE) – SOME DATES TO BE DETERMINED.

    Panel Topic:  ADA at Thirty — Accessibility Solutions in Historic Structures –  Case studies of successful creative projects that extend the useful life and safety of historic buildings that are Landmarked or in an Historic District.  The committees involved in this project have decided to make it a one-night panel rather than a daytime workshop – date to be determined.  Special Project digital publication on the AIANY website is planned.  Joint Event w/ Historic Buildings Committee, Building Codes Committee, Public Architecture Committee.

     

    Panel Topic:  Asian Models for Senior Care – Christine and Ted have developed some ideas to further guide and focus our development of this panel which will include a representative from each of three or four major Asian cities.  Possible cities:  Manila, Seoul, Taipei, Singapore, Tokyo. Possible topics:

    • Current demographic trends – roughly what proportion of seniors are living on their own versus with their extended families?   Basic demographic information:  What proportion of the general population is over 65?  Over 85?  At what age do people generally stop working / retire?  And what is the life- expectancy for women / men?
    • Are living patterns changing based on adult children moving away or working outside home?   Do aging parents “follow” their children to new cities?
    • Does the current urban infrastructure facilitate seniors’ independence and well-being? (i.e. pedestrian-friendly streets, affordable and accessible public transit, accessible parks, etc) .
    • Does the urban condition offer accessible activities and encourage their use by seniors?  Accessible libraries?  Religious institutions?  Garden plots?  Museums?  Cinemas?  Other entertainment activities?  Continuing education?
    • Is there any dedicated affordable housing for low-income seniors? Examples?
    • Is there any multi-generational housing in your community?  Either affordable or market-rate?
    • Are there other institutions, like senior centers, to provide social activities, meals, and health services for those who need / want them? Is there support for care-givers, especially those caring for family members with dementia?
    • Is there legislation in place to require increased accessibility for all, similar to the ADA?
    • What changes with regard to attitudes towards aging have you seen in your city over the past 20 years, and what do you anticipate in the future?

     

    Presentations@ Monthly Meetings

    • December 16 meeting,: Rich Rosen and Ted Liebman:  “Senior Living Projects”.

     

    Save the Date
    2021 — 2022 DFA Dates: 16 December, 27 January 2022,  24 February 2022.

     

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