Taking Charge: New models for Aging in Place, Designed by Seniors, for Seniors

Date: June 14, 2018

Presenter:

  • Jen Recknagel, Design Researcher, UHN OpenLab

Description:

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 you will hear four case studies:
  1. Homesharing
  2. Seniors cohousing
  3. Naturally occurring retirement communities with supportive service program (NORC-SSP)
  4. Virtual villages.
Each case study includes audio documentaries of user experiences, and photographic documentation of community life.
 

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