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EDUCATIONAL SESSION

Designing for the senses
As industry members look for more ways to
improve senior living communities, one option being explored is using biophilic design
principles to provide residents contact with
nature. Speakers from Philadelphia University
and Drexel University shared some ideas
on how to achieve that during the EFA Expo
session "Designing for the Senses: Principles
for a Biophilic Adult Day Care Center for
Enhanced Well-being."
Discussing the effects of lighting on

seniors, Eugenia Ellis, a professor at
Drexel University, said it's important to
not only provide ample lighting sources
for seniors but light that includes the full
spectrum of colors to tie into the body's
natural circadian rhythms. For example,
blue light helps wake us up and keep us
energized while amber lighting, which
is more common in early morning and
evening hours, helps prepare the body for
rest and relaxation. "It's important when
we design spaces for people with sleep
problems that the spaces do not let any
blue light slip in," she said.
Philadelphia University's Robert Fryer
addressed the importance of biophilic
elements in stimulating the senses,
enhancing perception and cognition,
improving self-esteem, encouraging
independence, and promoting health and
well-being. Based on his work with Tulip
Adult Day Centers, he shared some biophilic cues that can be applied to senior
living communities, including:

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and staff spaces; and efficient staffing and
delivery of services.
Muraca said that best practices call for
a focus on effective planning and execution before construction starts, with clear
communication that brings all parties to
the table and informs the project team on
the determined programming.-Shandi
Matambanadzo

Our bodies
evolved in
nature and we
should take
cues
from it.
-Robert Fryer

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Show Talk
Bulletin
Come together
All ages welcome
Welcome
2017 Jury
Seen and heard
A reinvention
Illuminating ideas
In the details
Project directory
EFA Design Showcase
Product gallery
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