October 1, 2021AIANY Design for Aging Virtual Committee Meeting | September 23, 2021
Date: Thursday, September 23, 5:00 – 6:30 PM EDT
Location: Video Conference
Member Check-in: How’s everyone doing??? Where did the summer go?
Opening Presentation: Katherine (Kathy) Kline presented “Affordable Housing for All Ages / New Trends in Housing Older Adults.” She talked about several solutions to provide housing for the growing senior populations, both in the US and in other countries.
Events in Formation for 2021:
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. It was suggested that this ADA event be planned for Dec., Disability Month.
Panel Topic: Aging and Affordable Housing in Asia – Explore how models of senior care in Asian countries may differ from those in the US. Possible countries to highlight include Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines and others. The topic was revised to acknowledge the aging in place culture in Asia. We are contacting prospective panelists/modulators to form the panel.
Presentations @ Monthly Meetings
- October 21: Kami Altman will present a MAP affordable project Clarke Place they recently completed.
- November 18: Susan Wright will present 3 affordable and senior living projects she is familiar with in NY.
Save the Date
2021 — 2022 DFA Dates: 21 October, 18 November, 16 December, 27 January 2022, 24 February 2022.
Good Reads and More
- Jerry Maltz suggested this excellent if disheartening article on the difficulties of Aging in Place: “More New Yorkers are ‘Aging in Place’—But Growing Older at Home Isn’t Easy.“