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Additionally, communities must consider temperature and furniture when making design decisions. The idea of dining al fresco isn't always supported in the way that it should be-for example, metal tables and chairs placed in the hot sun aren't very inviting. These considerations along with heating and cooling systems will inspire seniors to spend time outdoors. Be entertained Seniors take pride in the spaces they use for entertaining guests, and communities should take pride in the spaces they create to entertain their residents. Companies are trying to attract prospective residents from THREE: LIVING ARCHITECTURE Dining out Dining outdoors has become a popular activity for today's seniors, while the silent generation was more accustomed to formal, sit-down occasions. To provide that type of desired venue and consider comfort levels, more and more communities are using enclosed patio areas as additional dining spaces because the environment can be controlled. Others have put outdoor dining areas around fire pits and fireplaces, extended seating from an indoor bistro or café to an outdoor space, or placed seating by grilling and pool vicinities. For example, Franklin Park Alamo Heights, located in San Antonio and scheduled to open in August, has an outdoor dining venue that features a private courtyard with a tranquil fountain. This restaurant is situated on the second level of the community, giving it an elevated, rooftop feel. Dining venues located on upper levels create a differentiator in the marketplace, as they can leverage views while at the same time act as a beacon to the larger community about the lifestyle found within. Outdoor rooftop decks are also popular for entertaining, and designs should consider creature comforts in regard to wind and shade, with orientation being critical. Solid overhangs or open trellises can be used to manage light, while movable walls and curtains can be manipulated to deflect or direct breezes. their homes-homes that may have outdoor entertainment luxuries. So it's important to appeal to seniors with features similar to what they already have. For example, Nakoma Sky, a community situated north of Tucson, Ariz., expected to be completed in 2018 or 2019, includes a yoga lawn, a sculpture garden, courtyards with splash pools for children, dog parks, hiking trails through the surrounding desert landscape, a playground, fireplaces, barbecue grills, outdoor dining venues, an aerobics pool, desert gardens with local plant life, as well as an infinity pool. Next to this pool is an outdoor room with a misting water curtain with spray jets and a rear projection video system that can present movies, still images, or lighting scenes for entertainment and social gatherings in the evening. Additionally, an artisans pavilion will be home to an outdoor and shaded balcony boasting expansive views to the desert mountain landscape. Other concepts in use within the industry include open lawns that serve as a blank canvas for a variety of purposes, such as farmers markets or exercise classes. To determine the right fit for a community, it's important to consider solutions that are appropriate to residents' life experiences and capabilities. Appropriateness embraces both cultural and geographical affinities-what's appropriate in New York might not be appropriate in Arizona, for example. Designs should provide a choreography of experiences, too. How will seniors move through the community at various times of the day? Where are the kitchens located? The Solana Germantown, located in Germantown, Tenn., and opened in fall 2013, features an expansive event lawn in the center of the community that serves as a backdrop for a variety of activities intended to draw residents and guests outdoors to enjoy the weather. Fall 2016 * EFAmagazine.com 33 http://www.EFAmagazine.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Environments for Aging - Fall 2016

Environments for Aging - Fall 2016
Contents
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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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - EFAmagazine.com
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Editorial
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Show Talk
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Bulletin
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Community
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Top 10 Remodel/ Renovation Projects
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