Neighborhood and Built Environment
204 - Neighborhood and Built Environment: Designing Age-Friendly Communities
Tuesday, July 17
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Location: Regency Ballroom-Lower Level
Li-Hui Yu, PhD
Deputy Director General
Health Promotion Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare
Dalton Paxman, PhD, MA, FCPP
Regional Health Administrator
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, (OASH), Region 03
Lindsay Goldman, LMSW-IMAGE: NYC An Open-Source Interactive Map of Aging
jon sanford, M.Arch-Universal Design for Sustainable Communities
Li-Hui Yu, PhD-The relationships between age-friendly environments and health-related quality of life in Taiwan
This presentation will provide a demonstration of IMAGE: NYC’s current content and capabilities, give an overview of the rapid growth of the aging population in Asia's quality of life (QoL),report on an interdisciplinary workshop and subsequent design studio to develop universal design solutions that would meet seniors’ identified needs for social/activity spaces at the market, interventions in order to improve healthly aging, and delve into the Department of Transportation's overview of transportation modes, how we work to implement mode choices in design and consideration of every user, and the resources and initiatives available to rural, metropolitan, and state transportation agencies to assist in their planning. Studies have reported that quality of life is significantly associated with living environments, such as physical and social environments. However, past studies usually focused on general population; little research has looked into the effect of environments and QoL for older adults. This panel will explore ecological data, programs, and case studies that are working to maximize the social, physical, and economic participation of older people to improve health and wellbeing and strengthen communities. Speakers will discuss everything from barriers to access and inclusion to the range of solutions developed by the interdisciplinary teams.
- Individual variables are the main determinants of quality of life of older adults, including health status, physical activity and social participation.
- Identify relevant datasets to inform more equitable and localized planning and deployment of resources to maximize intrinsic capacity and functional ability at the population level in diverse neighborhoods.
- Learn how the Principles of Universal Design can be applied to overcome barriers to use of farmers markets by older adults and be able to apply the Principles of Universal Design to promote senior friendly communities.
- Understand the evolution in transportation design to accommodate ALL USERS and community needs