This month we’ve enjoyed a tour of the Sage Center Brooklyn at Stonewall House on October 11 given by Ted Porter, AIA, as part of this year’s Archtober events. Ted Porter Architecture’s design of the SAGE Center provided a welcoming space where older adults can enjoy services and programs related to arts and culture, food and nutrition, fitness, health and wellness, and lifelong education within a warm, inviting setting.

Following the presentation of the project Avandell Dementia Village by Rich Rosen, AIA, and Geoffrey Roesch, ASLA, AIA in the September Committee Meeting , this month DFA Committee started to put together a project to advocate Alzheimer’s Memory Gardens to be incorporated in NYC Parks. The target was to research on ideal areas, with the goal of having one in each borough, that could potentially be presented to the Parks Department.

In November the Committee Meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 21 since that Thursday is Thanksgiving. HPD will present new design guidelines, focusing on items related to senior housing during the meeting. So don’t miss it!