Project Manager Building Energy Exchange New York City, New York
Addressing public health issues and the natural process of aging through design can contribute to overall health promotion, avoidance of disease, and prevention of injury (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). An integral part of designing high-performance spaces for an aging population is incorporating health and wellness and Universal Design strategies into the built environment. Wellness-focused design strategies can help protect senior populations from a range of health issues and support their overall wellbeing. Universal Design strategies help support changes in physical, visual, and potentially cognitive abilities due to the natural process of aging. Our presenters will discuss design strategies that address health and wellness and Universal Design with a pointed focus on their benefit to the senior population.
Learn how to draw the connection between health and wellness and Universal Design.
Learn the eight goals of Universal Design and how they respond to health and wellness strategies.
Learn health and wellness design strategies that help mitigate public health concerns.
Learn the difference between accessibility compliance and Universal Design and why its important to comply with guidelines for both.