Going Grey: Designing for an Aging Society (RV-10469AW)

Start Date
12/31/2017
End Date
12/31/2019
Description
This course will discuss the idea of changing how we design to take the aging population into consideration, and why it is important to do so. Time will be spent reviewing statistics to demonstrate the need to design for the elderly sector.

In the past, design professionals did not really had to think too much about designing for elder populations, but the expanding lifespan means we need to change how we approach our designs.

Different lifestyles will be examined to help determine the best design approaches for various conditions. Some of the topics covered will include aging in place, universal design, and the Americans with Disabilities Act and how that affects the elderly.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Accessibility / ADA
Development Trends
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
3.0
Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
• Explore how the built environment can support independence and promote good health
• Identify the key design features of supportive environments for an aging population
• Comprehend the importance of the inclusion of ADA requirements in design for elderly
• Identify new technologies and design approached to support independent living
Instructors
Rumanda Young PhD, RLA, AICP, LEED, AP ND
Website Registration
Course Codes
RV-10469AW
Provider
RedVector.com, LLC


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