October 8, 2020AIANY Design for Aging Virtual Committee Meeting | September 24, 2020
Date: Thursday, September 24, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Video Conference
Member Check-in: How’s Everyone Doing???
Opening Discussion: NYC 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.