February 14, 2014 –
Credits: 1 CEU
Presented by: Wanda Gozdz
Bio: Wanda E. Gozdz is president and founder of Golden Age Living, LLC. Ms. Gozdz is a Residential Interior Designer and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and trainer for the National Home Builder’s Association (NHBA) in Aging in Place. Gozdz, served on the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design for seven years. She authored, “Sensible Smart Tips for Living in Your Forever Home™” and received the 2013 Laurel Award from The Treasure Coast Home Builder’s Association (TCBA), Green Building & Remodelers Council, for Residential Construction less than 10,000sq ft., Hibiscus by the Sea, Lobby Project, for Aging in Place.
There are 78 million baby boomers retiring in the next 25 years according the US Census Bureau. Seniors want to live in their homes and be active in their community. This presentation provides an overview of “Universal Design” and “Aging in Place” design strategies that can be used in residential and commercial applications with green in mind.
• To understand the physical and emotional limitations of the “aging” baby boomer
• To understand the distinction between universal design and aging in place and the residential and commercial applications
• To understand the mobility issues of the aging population
• To understand how lighting affects this population