Taking Charge: New models for Aging in Place, Designed by Seniors, for Seniors
Date: June 14 2018
- Jen Recknagel, Design Researcher, UHN OpenLab
Taking Charge: New models for Aging in Place, Designed by Seniors, for Seniors, is a research-through-storytelling project aimed at uncovering grassroots models of seniors’ supportive living that are emerging across Canada and the United States. It employs a lead user approach to explore initiatives that address the issues of aging in place and senior social isolation, and presents a distillation of key insights and emergent principles extracted from ethnographic site visits.
In this webinar the presenter discussed four housing models:
- Seniors cohousing
- Naturally occurring retirement communities with supportive service program (NORC-SSP)
- Virtual villages.
Each case study included audio documentaries of user experiences, and photographic documentation of community life.