Date: Wednesday, October 23, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Location: Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, NYC



TAFEL HALL Panel: Tuesday, November 26, 2019, The New Social Security: Co-Housing for Seniors

Carole Agate, Senior Resident of Cornerstone Cohousing, Cambridge, MA
Grace Kim, Founding Principal, Schemata Workshop, Seattle, WA – Kim has completed cohousing projects and has served on the board of The Cohousing Association, a national not-for-profit organization.
Jim Leach, President, Wonderland Hill Development Company (WHDC), Boulder, CO –  WHDC has developed cohousing communities in the western United States for over 20 years.

Patrick B. Han, Principal, Office ESC, New York, NY – Han 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 AIANY Design for Health Committee confirmed.

TAFEL HALL Panel — Possible Dates:  Tuesday, February 25, or March 3 or 10, 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:  Saturday, February 22, 2020. Location: Taipei, Taiwan. FUDE will pay $4,800 in travel expenses.


Presentations @ Monthly Meetings

November 21: Alyssa Kies and Elena Kieffer of NYAM (New York Academy of Medicine):  Work that NYAM is doing for “Age Friendly New York City”.

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, 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: November 26 and December 19

2020: TBD

2019-2020 DFA Dates: Nov 21, 2019; Dec 12, 2019 (Party!); January 23, 2020; February 27, 2020; March 26, 2020; April 23, 2020; May 28, 2020; June 25, 2020; July 23, 2020