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Instead, he envisions a new "Main Street" that puts senior living, retail, and healthcare services-opportunities for interaction-together in an accessible place. "Why not put people where the action is?" he said. One way to help facilitate this idea, he offered, is to get policy makers to see how more integrated and connected communities can keep seniors and other populations healthier. "The right community should enrich your well-being," he said. One city on the path to change is Boston, which began addressing the issue as part of the World Health Organization's Global Age-Friendly Cities project, said Harris, a founding member of the Boston Society of Architects/AIA Designing for Aging's (DFA) committee. As part of the project, Boston will release its first master plan in 50 years, which will include ideas on improving housing options for seniors. "People want to stay in their homes and in their neighborhoods," Harris said. DFA is helping shape the conversation and "add a face to the issue" by hosting listening sessions with residents to learn their stories and needs, as well as serving as a resource for city departments, such as housing, parks and recreation, or transportation committees, to make sure they account for seniors in their policies and planning. "We're making sure it's on their radar," she said. Farther down the east coast, Kohn is also advocating for change as part of Age-Friendly DC. "It's been a journey," Kohn said. The district's strategic plan includes 18 goals, including streamlining, expanding, and promoting programs that support affordable housing and aging in place. "We have a community that wants to age in place," Kohn said. "We want to make that possible for them to do." To increase the amount of housing that's accessible, affordable, and healthy, Kohn said smaller assisted living communities could be located within existing neighborhoods where seniors live, so that their friends and support networks can stay in touch. While each of the panelists' ideas for changing the face of senior housing is in different stages of development, the group recognized that they face some common challenges, including achieving buy-in from local governments and promoting policy changes to support new models. "Someone needs to stand up and talk about it," Kohn said. "Get the majority to focus on this." Affordability is another challenge, and Frederick suggested looking for ways to unleash the private market to "build what we need." "We have a different consumer who's 'moving the cheese,'" Harris said, "and we need to move with it."-Anne DiNardo CLOSING KEYNOTE Rick Moody, "The Power of Positive Aging" During his closing keynote speech to the EFA audience, Harry "Rick" Moody, former vice president for academic affairs with AARP, didn't mince words when it comes to the inherent challenges faced by senior living providers. Seniors don't want to live in these E EFA HONORS DESIGN AWARD WINNERS During an awards luncheon held on the first day of the event, Environments for Aging magazine honored the winners from its 2016 Design Showcase and 2015 Remodel/ Renovation competitions. For details on the winning projects, see EFA's Spring 2016 (Design Showcase) and Fall 2015 (Remodel/ Renovation) issues; digital versions of the issues can be found at EFAmagazine.com. http://www.EFAmagazine.com

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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016
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EFAmagazine.com
Editorial
Show Talk
Bulletin
Community
Bigger in Texas
Exterior Expectations
Personalized Care
High Design
Creative License
Top 10 Remodel/ Renovation Projects
Design Profiles
Product Gallery
Q+A
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