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With nearly 1.4 million adults age 60 and older living in New York City, a number projected to increase by 40% to almost 2 million by 2040, the need for age-friendly residential buildings has never been greater. Architects and the building community play an increasingly important role in ensuring that the city remains a safe place to grow old.

In collaboration with the NYC Department for the Aging, the AIANY Design for Aging Committee released the Aging in Place Guide for Building Owners in July, 2016. A 21-member advisory panel of city agencies, design professionals, nonprofit organizations, community partners, and businesses assisted with the creation of the guide.

The guide offers a wide range of recommendations for renovations and improvements that protect the safety of older tenants and improve the quality of life for all residents. Using the guide, building owners can help residents remain in their homes as they age—safely, comfortably, and independently.

  • Publications

  • Position Statements

  • February 2, 2018
    樓宇業主之在地安養指南 - Aging in Place Guide for Building Owners - Mandarin
    長者友善住宅更新建議
    此指南提出住宅樓宇更新建議,以適合年長住戶居住。透過做出這些改進,樓宇業主將幫助居民在步入老年時仍能夠安全、舒適且獨立地在家生活。

    In collaboration with the NYC Department for the Aging, the AIANY Design for Aging Committee released the Aging in Place Guide for Building Owners in July, 2016. A 21-member advisory panel of city agencies, design professionals, nonprofit organizations, community partners, and businesses assisted with the creation of the guide.

    October 10, 2017
    Guía para propietarios de edificios sobre el envejecimiento en el hogar - Aging in Place Guide for Building Owners - Spanish
    MEJORAS AMIGABLES PARA LA TERCERA EDAD EN EDIFICIOS RESIDENCIALES
    Esta guía recomienda mejoras en los edi cios residenciales para alojar a inquilinos de la tercera edad. Al hacer estas mejoras, los propietarios de edificios pueden ayudar a los residentes a permanecer en sus hogares a medida que envejecen de manera segura, cómoda e independiente.

    In collaboration with the NYC Department for the Aging, the AIANY Design for Aging Committee released the Aging in Place Guide for Building Owners in July, 2016. A 21-member advisory panel of city agencies, design professionals, nonprofit organizations, community partners, and businesses assisted with the creation of the guide.

    October 10, 2016
    Aging in Place Guide for Building Owners - English
    RECOMMENDED AGE-FRIENDLY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING UPGRADES
    This guide recommends residential building upgrades to accommodate older tenants. By making these improvements, building owners can help residents remain in their homes as they age—safely, comfortably, and independently.
  • January 1, 2017
    AIA New York Position Statement: Design for Aging
    The world population of people over the age of 65 is increasing. By 2020, it is estimated that people aged 65 and older will outnumber children under the age of five for the first time in human history; by 2050, over 15% of the world’s population will be 65 or older, topping out at 1.5 billion people.
    April 4, 2015
    AIANY Testimony Before the New York City Council Committee on Aging

    AIANY Design for Aging Committee provided testimony on an Aging in Place Guide.

    October 10, 2014
    AIANY Testimony Before the New York City Council Committee on Aging

    AIANY testified at an oversight hearing on Age-Friendly NYC Aging Improvement Districts-Successes and Future Challenges

    June 6, 2014
    AIANY Design for Aging Committee Testimony Before the New York City Council Committee on Aging

    This oversight hearing addressed “How Can the City Expand and Preserve Affordable Housing Options for Seniors?” and Int 0337-2014, a Local Law to create a senior housing task force. AIANY DFA testified in favor of the proposed legislation.

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