There’s No Place Like Home: Residential Aging in Place
a monthly program of the AIA East Bay
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
5:30-8pmCost: $15.75 AIA members and employees of chapter member firms; $20 non-members. All are welcome–click here to register!
Includes a wine & cheese networking reception after the presentation.
1.5 CES/HSW/MCE LUs
There’s No Place Like Home. Planning Today Can Keep People in Their Homes as They Age.
As we age, we don’t think about where we will live if we can no longer stay in our homes — that is, until it is too late. An illness or injury can occur rapidly and unexpectedly. Without proper advanced planning, older adults are forced to move in with their children, to an assisted living facility, or to a nursing home, often against their wishes. But with a little planning up front, they can stay in their homes where they are comfortable, and for a lower cost than many other assisted living options.
Join the AIA East Bay for this entertaining and practical presentation on universal design and accessibility for private homes. Participants in will receive an overview of laws that apply to private homes (including condominiums), and will learn practical tips for making private homes accessible and comfortable to their occupants, without breaking the bank.
About the Presenter: Jan Garrett returns as a presenter to the AIA East Bay. She’s smart, funny, an expert on accessibility, and an attorney! And she appreciates the value of universal design on a personal level. A wine and cheese networking reception follows.