"Lively Environments for 'Silver Housing' (retirement communities)" Seminar

Tokyo Design Center

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"Silver Housing" refers to the a barrier-free environment for retirees and seniors that includes features such as even, level flooring with no steps to prevent falls, wheelchair-friendly amenities, handrails and grab bars to assist movement, and so on. These special arrangements take into consideration physical weakness and disability, in order not to put additional strain on its residents, allowing them to use the furnished amenities with as little physical effort as possible.
Japan's aging population is a phenomenon that has become increasingly evident, and the scope and variety of this silvering is itself diverse. Architects and planners are now starting to reconsider past models of "barrier-free" retirement communities as being merely "pleasant" places to live.
This seminar will consider the place of silver housing as being a safe, comfortable place to live, while at the same time proposing a way of life that will allow residents to stay healthy and sane by remaining physically active as well. Actual examples of lively, active environments for seniors and retirees will be discussed by invited architects.

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2008-03-30 from 14:00 to 15:30

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