Thursday, March 15, 2012

1-day workshop on community planning, urban design & aging in place

A rapidly aging population which expects to age like no generation before it.  City centers left near-empty by suburban migration. A swelling demand for "green" living. These may seem like isolated issues, but a one-day workshop hosted by the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community will dispel that myth. Aging-in-place and urban design experts will show participants that the three issues - and their solutions - are remarkably interwoven.

Inside, Outside, All Around the Town

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wheeler Arts Community ~ Fountain Square
1035 Sanders Street Indianapolis, IN

The Workshop

The workshop will use Indiana neighborhoods as real-life examples for identifying issues and planning solutions. The ideas and solutions will be transferable so that participants will leave with the understanding that the same issues, discussion and solutions apply to neighborhoods in their own communities.

Discussions will range from the narrow – considerations of aging in place at an individual level – to the broad – implications for community planning. Arguments will be made for the surging aging population as the catalyst for urban and green renewal. An emphasis will be made to demonstrate that livable communities are not solely beneficial to elders, but ultimately result in better communities for all.

Sessions will include:
  •    Community Strategies
  •    Household Strategies
  •    Case Studies
  •    Moderated Group Discussions
  •    Small Group Exercises

The Faculty

Louis Tenenbaum, CAPS, CAASH - A former carpenter and contractor, Louis Tenenbaum is now a leading thinker, speaker and consultant on Aging in Place–the idea that our homes are the most desirable and economical place for housing and care. He is also the author of Aging in Place 2.0: Rethinking Solutions to the Home Care Challenge, published by the MetLife Mature Marketing Institute.

Zachary Benedict, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C - Senior Associate and LEED Accredited Professional at Morrison Kattman Menze, Inc. with expertise on how socio-economic diversity may begin to spark urban renewal within smaller communities as they attempt to respond to the challenges of unemployment, Brain Drain, community competitiveness, and a rapidly aging population.

Sharon Baggett, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Aging Studies at the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community with over 30 years of experience in research design, implementation and evaluation with a focus on delivery of public services, social marketing, workforce development (especially among low-income and underserved) and community planning.

The Participants

This workshop is designed for community planners, builders, architects, interior designers, neighborhood representatives, aging housing experts, aging services providers and anyone else interested in creating communities that will serve citizens at all ages of life. Participation will be limited to 75 attendees.

The Cost

$20, due at the time of registration. Price includes continental breakfast and box lunch.

To register, visit our online registration page

This program is offered by the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) in celebration of our 10th year of providing outstanding gerontology education, research, and consulting on issues important to older adults. For more information about CAC, visit our website.