A Builder Dedicated to Accessible Homes and Communities

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This post features the work of builder, instructor, and advocate, Curt Kiriu, who is dedicated to accessible environments. An award-winning builder, Curt makes a positive difference in several ways: building homes which work for the age- and ability-continua, teaching the Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and Universal Design/Build courses, serving on his local Age […]

CORRECT DATE FOR UD NYC!

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The correct date for the UD NYC is MARCH 9, 2017. The original post reported the event to be in May.  It is not. Please join us in person or via live streaming for UD NYC on THURSDAY MARCH 9, 2017 at the Center for Architecture in NYC. Thanks!    

Exterior view of the UDLL

The Universal Design Living Laboratory (UDLL)

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The All-in-One Concept Home: Universal Design Living Laboratory, National Demonstration Home & Garden Guest blogger Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. is an internationally known speaker, consultant, and author.   Her story illustrates the many reasons why it is so important that UD become the new normal for design and construction.  My Story On June 13, 1998, my […]

New Universal Design Conference to Debut in NYC

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On March 9th, 2017 a new conference on Universal Design will debut in NYC.  UD NYC is a one-day TEDx style event with presentations in the topic areas of Architecture & Design, Healthcare & Government, Technology, and Education.  Two giants of UD, Ed Steinfeld of the University of Buffalo’s IDEA Center and John Salmen of Universal […]

New Cornell Institute Shines with Premiere Symposium

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The new Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (2015) role as an important contributor to the fields of senior living, healthcare, and design,was exemplified by its recent symposium: “Hospitality, Health, and Design: In Search of a Healthy Future” held at Cornell University Oct. 9-11, 2016.  The 3-day event brought speakers from both across the US as […]

Transportation for Seniors – We’re Going Places! #3

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Guest blogger Alex Iselin explores specific tech-based transportation options for seniors Part 3 of a 3-part series While it’s too early to know the full impact of technologies like ride-hailing apps and self-driving cars on transportation for seniors, local transportation programs that aren’t based on emerging technology continue to have a significant impact. There are […]

(Re-)Visiting Bryant Park

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If you find yourself in NYC during the holiday season, make sure to spend time at the lovely Bryant Park. You can experience the Winter Village  and enjoy ice skating, shopping, eating treats.  Special items can be purchased for holiday gifts for friends and family, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the park. Wherever […]

Community Comes together to Provide Enabling Ramps

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This post is written by guest blogger Accessibility Advisory Coordinator Steve Murphy. Ramp It Up! Since 2005, the Province of Ontario (Canada’s largest), has been working to comply with the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005). The goal of this legislation is to make Ontario fully accessible by 2025 in the […]

Transportation for Seniors – We’re Going Places #2

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Guest blogger Alex Iselin explores specific tech-based transportation options for seniors Part 2 of a 3-part series Like their younger counterparts, seniors have transportation needs. They need the grocery and other stores, they need time with friends, they need medical care – just to begin the list. Notably, 79% of individuals age 65 and older […]

Transportation for Seniors – We’re Going Places #1

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Guest blogger Alex Iselin provides an important lens through which to view transportation for older adults. Part 1 of a 3-part series Ride-sharing services and other transportation options certainly afford non-driving seniors a sense of independence. A senior may not be able to drive anymore, but she can still get around. But I believe that […]