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What’s Next on the Senior Living Horizon?

a Design for Aging, NorCal Forum

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, SF
Free and open to all.

From Tom Brutting, FAIA:

“Our topic for the December meeting will be What’s Next On The Senior Living Horizon!

Living environments for those who are seniors have evolved greatly in a short period of time.

We will review and discuss this evolution over the past decades and brainstorm what may lie ahead, and the factors related to change.

As an example Assisted Living and Memory Care hardly existed as a form of care product just 30 years ago.  How and why have these care models evolved and where might they be headed in the future?

Also, what we call or name living environments is ever morphing and changing.  The names and terms are often revised.  Updated?

Why can’t we land on something that’s definitive, or does the branding need to evolve too?

What role does demographics and psychology have to do with it?

Finally, what do we each individually view as the future?

Come join us for the discussion!”

Tour: Mary Helen Rogers Senior Community

Tour: Mary Helen Rogers Senior Community
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

701 Golden Gate Avenue @ Franklin St.
San Francisco
(please meet at the building entrance promptly at noon)

1 CES/HSW (provider AIASF)

Space is limited, registration needed. Please click here to register.

The Regional Design for Aging Committee continues their tour of local senior housing facilities in February.

Located near San Francisco’s Civic Center and the Western Addition this affordable housing building of 100 senior apartments is one of the last projects of the former SFRA.  It is on the former Central Freeway Site ‘C’ parcel and is a senior campus building with Parkview Terraces (former Freeway Site ‘A’) on Turk Street.

Due to the move-in of residents and the need to minimize inconvenience to them the tour is limited to 20 participants.

Learning Objectives:
1.            Learn about the objectives of providing affordable senior housing in San Francisco.
2.            Learn the elements that create a nurturing and supportive environment for seniors.
3.            Review of the specific design features and challenges.
4.            Discuss the construction and delivery approach.

Design For Aging: Merritt Crossing Tour

Design For Aging Regional Committee Meeting (all are welcome!)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
No rsvps–just go!

Merritt Crossing Tour
609 Oak Street at Sixth Street
Oakland, CA

Architect: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Located at the edge of Oakland’s Chinatown, this new high-density development will provide 70 apartments for low income seniors. Amenities include on-site social services, non-profit offices, a community room and a garden courtyard. The innovation design features rainscreen cladding, high performance insulation, vegetated wall panels, filtered ventilation and solar water/photovoltaic panels. The project is expected to achieve a Platinum level under the LEED for Homes Midrise Pilot Program as well as GreenPoints, Energy Star and Bay Friendly certification.

Currently under construction, completion is anticipated to be June 2012.

Owner:  Affordable Housing Associates, Berkeley, CA


No rsvps–just go!