Aging in place
A new Wednesday night series on aging in place and school design alternatives is planned at St. John's Baptist on Hawthorne Lane at Fifth Street. Program at 6:45 p.m. Details by calling church office, 704.333.5428.
March 7 - PREPARING FOR THE AGE WAVE
Fostering a senior-friendly community that values dignity and independence for all older adults
Gayla Woody, Director, Area Agency on Aging
Rhonda Deitch, Associate State Director, AARP
Marsha Ghent, Caregiver Specialist, Services For Adults Division, DSS
March 14 - AGING IN PLACE
Physical Environment Implementation Workshop
Development principles to support “aging in place” for seniors and baby boomers (our future seniors).
--Maps showing neighborhoods with projected high concentrations of seniors and how they are useful to private and public decision makers.
* Recommendations, although directed toward the senior populations, serve to also preserve and enhance the quality of life for all citizens.
--Recommendations may serve the goal of bringing about changes to residential, commercial and infrastructure construction by educating the broader community about development that is more "senior-friendly" - for seniors and baby boomers.
Dr. Bill McCoy, Retired Director of UNC Charlotte Urban Institute
John Highfilll, Steering Committee Member
The Status of Seniors Initiative (SOSI)
March 21 - SCHOOL DESIGN
Inspiration from Katrina
Learn about the pilot program being launched by Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) system to test the Hurricane Katrina-inspired Learning Cottage as an alternative to the mobile trailer-style classroom and a new approach to school campus design.
Tom Low, Director
DPZ Architects and Town Planners
Friday, March 02, 2007
Aging in place