Register Now: Aging in Place and Livable Communities

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday October 19, 2011
      8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Online (webcast)
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  • Fee(s):
    $295
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Contact

Chris Langston
CATEA, College of Architecture

404-894-3683

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Course will explore the demographics and issues of an aging society

Full Summary: This webcast professional development course will explore the demographics and issues of an aging society.

This webcast professional development course will explore the demographics and issues of an aging society. The over-65 age group has seen a dramatic level of growth which will only increase in the coming years. The majority of older adults desire to remain in the same location or age in place, however face many barriers to living and engaging in their communities. This course will explore universal design applications both in the private sector (home) and in the public sector (community). Innovative technologies which facilitate independence across disability types and age groups (e.g. smart homes) will also be introduced. Students will learn about functional changes related to aging, current design flaws in homes and communities as well as relevant public health issues. Some of the areas addressed may include transportation, housing, lifelong learning, social/cultural issues, and civic and volunteer engagement. Students will also gain information related to aging in place / livable community initiatives, pertinent legislation and policy, as well as the most current research in these areas.

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College of Design, CATEA - Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access

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Categories
Career/Professional development
Keywords
aging, assistive technology, CATEA courses, Jon Sanford
Status
  • Created By: David Morton
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jun 29, 2011 - 6:41am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:51pm