DVD & Book
DVD: Design for a Lifetime. This 4-show series can be purchased as a DVD. This is a valuable resource to educate people about a) the important role played by the built environment, particularly the home, b) what builders, architects, and designers can do for people to enable them to live as independently and successfully as possible.
1. Watch Design for a Lifetime online:
2. Purchase a DVD to share with clients, colleagues, family members, and even donate to your local library to raise awareness!
3. Request that the show be aired on your local PBS station: it’s free to them!
For the last two options, please contact producer Jim Aroune at WCNY.
Book: Independent for Life. Under the leadership of the Honorable Henry Cisneros, a team of builders, architects, designers along with demographers, economists, and other social scientists have written a book exploring the obstacles and solutions for aging in place. Esther Greenhouse was a contributor to this book.
DISCLOSURE: Esther Greenhouse does not financially profit from the sale of the book or DVD described above.
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Esther Greenhouse is an environmental gerontologist, specializing in the impact of the built environment on the level of functioning and well-being of seniors, and is also involved in the broader movement of Universal Design--design for every one, every day. Esther is an advocate for Aging in Place, and furthers this by teaching CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) courses on behalf of NAHB.