What is Design For A Lifespan?

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We plan for our lifetime, why not plan for our life span?

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What is Design For A Lifespan?

  1. 1. DESIGN FOR A LIFE SPAN Aging in Place
  2. 2. As individuals we should: Plan For A Lifetime - DESIGN FOR A LIFE SPAN
  3. 3. The Circle of Life Childhood Adulthood Senior-hood It happens to us all!
  4. 4. Time •Waits for no one
  5. 5. Embrace it – do not be afraid of it! •You have the power to do something about it.
  6. 6. What is Design For A Life Span? • A residence created to be used by all family members, regardless of age, size, health or physical ability
  7. 7. What is Design For A Life Span? • It’s not just about decoration and aesthetics, good design affects the quality of life
  8. 8. What is Design For A Life Span? • A practical and safe environment for all stages of life Senior- Adulthood hood Childhood
  9. 9. What is Design For A Life Span? • It allows for personal independence
  10. 10. What is Design For A Life Span? • Thoughtful product design, so that it can be used by anyone to its greatest extent possible
  11. 11. What is Design For A Life Span? • A home that is safe, comfortable, adaptable & accommodating to all who live and visit it
  12. 12. What is Design For A Life Span? • The ability to remain living independently in a residence without need for assistance or relocation during the age continuum
  13. 13. Why is it important? • Safety and security
  14. 14. Why is it important? • Comfortable environs
  15. 15. Why is it important? • Convenience to services
  16. 16. Why is it important? • Feelings of independence
  17. 17. Why is it important? • Familiarity
  18. 18. Why is it important? • Proximity to family
  19. 19. Why is it important? • We all get older everyday
  20. 20. Why is it important? • Design to accommodate all ages, sizes and abilities
  21. 21. Why is it important? • Practical
  22. 22. Who would benefit? All Generations Young and Old A residence created to be used by all family members, whether old or young
  23. 23. Who would benefit? Boomer’s Baby Boomers 1946-1964
  24. 24. Who would benefit? Boomer’s Children 1965-1979 Generation X 1980-2000 Millennial or Generation Y
  25. 25. Who would benefit? Boomer’s Parents 1925-1945 Silent Generation
  26. 26. What value will it bring to you? Visitability WELCOME
  27. 27. What value will it bring to you? Barrier-free design
  28. 28. What value will it bring to you? Universal design
  29. 29. What value will it bring to you? Accessible
  30. 30. What value will it bring to you? A home is a valuable asset
  31. 31. What value will it bring to you? Resale value: lack of UD homes in the market
  32. 32. What value will it bring to you? Quality products
  33. 33. What value will it bring to you? Design for independent living
  34. 34. What role do I play? Knowledge, value, safety, function and beauty
  35. 35. Design For A Life Span is Design for Today Design for Tomorrow Design for the Future
  36. 36. Design For A Life Span Is design for all ages: from one to one hundred and one
  37. 37. Design For A Life Span A home for a lifetime!
  38. 38. Thank You Jeanette Knudsen Interior Designer Design for a Lifespan, LLC 2036 N. Gilbert Rd., Ste. 2-214 Mesa, Arizona 85203 480-695-1360 www.DesignForALifespan.com jeanette@DesignForALifspan.com

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