CE Lunch Series: Universal Design for Independent Living

  • 18 Jun 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • The Center for Arts & Humanity, 1226 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Universal Design for Independent Living

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Thursday, June 18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Center for Arts & Humanity
1226 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236


1 LU/HSW

Between 2012 and 2050, the US will experience considerable growth in its older population. As millions of Baby Boomers turn 65 and older, designers will increasingly be called upon to renovate and design homes that foster independent living and provide clients the ability to age in the comfort of their own home. Accessibility, usability, functionality and safety are of paramount importance –but not at the expense of tasteful décor and a pleasing aesthetic.

This course will explore tips for creating a home that works for all generations, with particular emphasis on the role of color, sheen and lighting on aging eyes. Finally, we will discuss tips for incorporating independent living strategies into your designs, as well as in to conversations with your clients.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  • Understand characteristics of the Baby Boomer generation, and how their numbers and interests shape demand for independent living strategies.
  • Consider tactics for renovating and designing homes that are accessible, usable and safer for all generations, but especially to those who are elderly.
  • Explore the role of color, sheen and light on aging eyes and determine optimum selections for comfort, clarity and functionality.
  • Discuss tips for incorporating independent living strategies into your designs, as well as how to manage “aging in place” conversations with your clients.




Free to members. Non-members $10.

Lunch will be provided
Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 16
Space is limited.

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