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  • March 18, 2020
    Photo: AIA New York | Center for Architecture
    Photo: AIA New York | Center for Architecture
    Photo: AIA New York | Center for Architecture
    Photo: AIA New York | Center for Architecture
    Photo: AIA New York | Center for Architecture

    On March 3, the AIANY Design for Aging and Architecture for Education committees were pleased to host Arthur Chang, AIA, Senior Project Architect, NADAAA; Matthew Kaplan, PhD, Professor, Intergenerational Programs and Aging, Penn State University; Margaret Sullivan, Principal, Margaret Sullivan Studio; Joyce Weil, PhD, Curriculum Manager, Older Adults Technology Center (OATS), on an engaging and informative panel at the Center for Architecture moderated by Miriam Sitz, Senior News & Web Editor, Architectural Record.

    Older adults are the fastest growing age group in New York City, and children 18 and under account for 25% of the city’s population. Mounting research shows that older adults and adolescents benefit from intergenerational educational activities. With a focus on the role of architectural design in fostering these activities, this panel brought together diverse professionals presenting and discussing their work in the field including public libraries, intergenerational communities, university-level research, and programs helping adults learn technologies to live better in the digital age in an intergenerational setting.

    “(The panelists) each offered a unique and thoughtful perspective which collectively made for an incredibly engaging event,” says Frances Fox, AIA, co-chair of Committee for Architecture for Education. “The audience was absorbed and engaged and really got a lot of new and important information,” says Brian Pape, AIA, co-chair of Design for Aging Committee. In case you missed it, stay tuned for the event recording release!
  • February 27, 2020

    Date: Thursday, February 27, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    Location: At the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, NYC

     

    Agenda

    Opening Presentation: RICHARD OTTENS of Juniper Communities presents his assisted living community in Bucks County, PA. This project is a complete makeover of an existing facility, transforming it from a tired, outdated facility to an attractive, active new home for seniors.

     

    TAFEL HALL Panel: Tuesday, 3 March 2020 – Intergenerational Learning Spaces.

    The AIANY Architecture for Education and Design for Aging Committees are pleased to co-host these panelists for this event:  

    Arthur Chang, AIA, Senior Project Architect NADAAA, Boston

    Matthew Kaplan, PhD, Professor, PennState, Intergenerational Programs & Aging, University Park PA 

    Margaret Sullivan, Principal, Margaret Sullivan Studio, NYC

    Joyce Weil, PhD, Curriculum Manager at OATS (Older Adults Technology Center), NYC

    The moderator for the panel is Miriam Sitz, Senior News & Web Editor, Architectural Record, NYC.

     

    Other Events in Formation for 2020:

    TAFEL HALL Panel — Possible Dates:  Late April or May 2020.

    Panel Topic: Joint Event w/ Historic Buildings: Committee Aging in a Historic Residence: Aging in Place Adaptations. (Are there specific projects that are successful?)

    Panel Topic:  New Models for Senior Healthcare: Outpatient “Wellness Center”, Geriatric Emergency Rooms, etc. – Co-Hosting of this Event with the AIA DESIGN FOR HEALTH COMMITTEE confirmed.

    Panel Topic:  Transportation – co-hosted with Infrastructure Committee.

     

    Other Business: POST-PONED:  Susan Wright will present the DFA “Aging in Place Guide” at the FUDE Forum on Age-Friendly Housing & Health Promotion -Towards Healthy Residential Environments for All.  Date: TBD. Location: Taipei, Taiwan. FUDE will pay $4,800 in travel expenses.

     

    Presentations @ Monthly Meetings

    23 April:  Rebecca Macklis

    Rebecca is an urban designer and the Senior Urban Design Manager at the Public Design Commission. Her work is concentrated on design policy and regulatory design review of architecture and urban design projects, with a focus on affordable housing and mixed-use developments.

     

    Save the Date

    2020 DFA Dates:  26 March 2020 (teleconference); 23 April 2020; 28 May 2020; 25 June 2020; 23 July 2020

     

    Good Reads and More

    These music links may give you some enjoyment during this challenging time:

    Vienna Opera: https://www.staatsoperlive.com/

    (Click “Free” link and sign up for a free account and some of the content will be free)

    Netherlands Bach Society: https://www.bachvereniging.nl/en/allofbach

    Met Opera: https://operawire.com/metropolitan-opera-to-offer-up-nightly-met-opera-streams/

    Berlin Philharmonic: https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/home

     

  • February 5, 2020

    Date: Thursday, January 23, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

    Location: At the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, NYC

     

    Agenda

    Opening Discussion: What people learned from the Cohousing For Seniors Panel in November. What people missed by not being there. Panelists: Carole Agate (occupant); Grace Kim (architect); Jim Leach (developer); Patrick B. Han (moderator).

    TAFEL HALL Panel: Tuesday, 3 March 2020

    Joint Event w/ Education Committee: Cross-generational Projects such as Nursery Schools and Senior Living Residences under one roof….    Searching for three panelists to include:

    1. Architect of a project that includes intergenerational / cross-generational spaces or programs.
    2. Programmer who works to create programs for cross-generational learning, etc.
    3. Psychologist who does research on the affects (benefits) of cross-generational projects / programs.

     

    Other Events in Formation for 2020:

    TAFEL HALL Panel — Possible Dates:  Late April or May 2020.

    Panel Topic: Joint Event w/ Historic Buildings: Committee Aging in a Historic Residence: Aging in Place Adaptations.

    Panel Topic:  New Models for Senior Healthcare: Outpatient “Wellness Center”, Geriatric Emergency Rooms, etc. – Co-Hosting of this Event with the AIA DESIGN FOR HEALTH COMMITTEE confirmed.

     

    Other Business: Confirmed: Susan Wright will present the DFA “Aging in Place Guide” at the FUDE Forum on Age-Friendly Housing & Health Promotion -Towards Healthy Residential Environments for All. Date: 23 February 2020 (Sunday). Location: Taipei, Taiwan.

     

    Save the Date

    Tafel Hall Dates for 2020: March 3, 2020

    2020 DFA Dates: February 27, 2020; March 26, 2020; April 23, 2020; May 28, 2020; June 25, 2020; July 23, 2020

     

    Good Reads and More

    Oculus Winter 2020: This issue focused on Accessibility and the City. DFA’s Aging In Place Guide is also mentioned in the Letter from the Executive Director.

  • Photo: Suzanne Mecs
    Photo: Suzanne Mecs

    On November 26, the AIANY Design for Aging and Housing committees were pleased to host Carole Agate, Senior Resident of Cornerstone Cohousing, from Cambridge, MA; Grace Kim, AIA, Founding Principal, Schemata Workshop, from Seattle, WA; and Jim Leach, President, Wonderland Hill Development Company (WHDC), from Boulder, CO, on a panel at the Center for Architecture moderated by Patrick B. Han, AIA, Principal, Office ESC from New York, NY.

    Bringing together perspectives from tenants, designers and developers across the country, this panel explored examples of co-housing for seniors in urban environments and stressed the role of design in discussions about housing alternatives for seniors. The program also presented how co-housing can address accessibility and sustainability, and how these spaces can enhance benefits to elders.

    In case you missed it, you can view a complete replay here.

  • November 25, 2019

    Date: Thursday, November 21, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

    Location: At the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, NYC

     

    Agenda

    Presentations: Alyssa Kies and Elena Kieffer of NYAM (New York Academy of Medicine): Work that NYAM is doing for “Age Friendly New York City”.

    TAFEL HALL Panel:  Tuesday, November 26, 2019, THE NEW SOCIAL SECURITY — COHOUSING FOR SENIORS

    Panelists

    Carole Agate – Carole is a senior resident of Cornerstone Cohousing in Cambridge, MA. 

    Grace Kim, Architect – Founding principal of Schemata Workshop in Seattle, Grace has completed cohousing projects and has served on the board of The Cohousing Association, a national not-for-profit organization.

    Jim Leach – President of Wonderland Hill Development Company, Boulder, Colorado.  WHDC has been developing cohousing communities in the western United States for over 20 years.

    Moderator

    Patrick B. Han, Architect – Principal at Office ESC.  Patrick has served as the Board Vice President (2012-2015) of The Cohousing Association, a national not-for-profit organization.

     

    Other Events in Formation for 2019-2020:

    TAFEL HALL Panel: Thursday, December 19, 2019

    Panel Topic: New Models for Senior Healthcare  Outpatient “Wellness Center”, Geriatric Emergency Rooms, etc. – Co-Hosting of this Event with the AIA DESIGN FOR HEALTH COMMITTEE confirmed.

    TAFEL HALL Panel — Possible Dates:  Tuesday, March 3, 2020

    Joint Event w/ Education Committee Cross-generational Projects such as Nursery Schools and Senior Living Residences under one roof….

    TAFEL HALL Panel — Possible Dates: Late April or May 2020.

    Joint Event w/ Historic Buildings Committee Aging in a Historic Residence: Aging in Place Adaptations. 

     

    Other Business: Confirmed:  Susan Wright will present the DFA “Aging in Place Guide” at the FUDE Forum on Age-Friendly Housing & Health Promotion -Towards Healthy Residential Environments for All. Date: February 22, 2020 (Saturday). Location: Taipei, Taiwan. FUDE will pay $4,800 in travel expenses.

     

    Presentations @ Monthly Meetings

    December 12: Tentative: Donald Strum and Rob VanVarick present the Stryker wheelchair and other designs for the aging from the office of Michael Graves Architecture.

    January 23:  Rebecca Macklis, Senior Urban Design Manager at the NYC Public Design Commission. Rebecca will speak about her work at the Public Design Commission, and the PDC’s work on Quality Affordable Housing design guidelines and Women-Designed NYC efforts.

     

    Save the Date

    Tafel Hall Dates for 2019-2020: November 26 and December 19, March 3, 2020

    2019-2020 DFA Dates: December 12, 2019 (Party!); January 23, 2020; February 27, 2020; March 26, 2020; April 23, 2020; May 28, 2020; June 25, 2020; July 23, 2020

     

    Good Reads and More

    IMAGE: NYC, the Interactive Map of Aging, is an open-source map of New York City’s current and projected population age 65 and older with overlays of available resources, services, and amenities. Created by The New York Academy of Medicine and the CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research/CUNY Graduate Center, this data visualization tool enables users to understand and analyze spatial and socio-demographic patterns and trends. (Source: IMAGE: NYC)

    http://www.imagenycmap.org/

     

    AGING2.0 NYC GLOBAL INNOVATION SHOWCASE: Dec. 4 at Senior Planet

     

    New publications for seniors: 

    Age-friendly Guide to Manhattan Supermarket by Gale Brewer

    Aging Artfully by Gale Brewer

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