Date: Thursday, September 24, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Video Conference


Member Check-in:  How’s Everyone Doing???  

Opening DiscussionNYC Department of Aging’s Concept Paper:  OLDER ADULT CENTERS.  What edits might the DFA offer during the public comment period that ends 5 October?   

DFA would suggest to replace the name of OLDER ADULT CENTERS by SENIOR CENTERS.


Events in Formation for 2020: (DATES TO BE DETERMINED, UNO)

  • 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. We will make this a one half day workshop (3-4 hours) Speed presentation style of presentations, and Special Project digital publication on the AIANY website. Joint Event w/ Historic Buildings Committee, Building Codes Committee, Public Architecture Committee.  
  • Panel Topic:  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Senior Housing – As part of the AIA’s Call to Action on Anti-Racism, this panel will investigate the accessibility of Senior Housing to racial minorities, with a focus on not-for-profit institutions, and how their mission statements foster equitable access to affordable Senior Housing.  We are looking for three or four panelists who may represent:  Senior Housing providers; Architects who design not-for-profit Senior Housing; groups that fund Senior Housing; Community Organizations that work in this area; others?  It is imperative that racial minorities be represented on this panel.
  • 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.


Dates – and Adjusted Format and Time? — for Future Meetings.

The next virtual meeting would still be held from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.


Save the Date

2020 – 2021 DFA Dates:  22 October, 19 November (3rd Thursday), 17 December (3rd Thursday) – VIRTUAL HOLIDAY PARTY??? 2020; 28 January, 25 February, 25 March 2021

10/22 update: the October meeting would be held on 10/29.