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Toward a Silver Architecture: Optimizing design for geriatric patients

Last fall the New York Times carried an article by Louise Aronson, a geriatrician at the University of California, San Francisco, titled “New Buildings for Older People” (Nov. 1, 2014). She described her experience bringing her 82-year old father to a brand new healthcare facility at a leading medical center and the struggle that ensued as she led him with his walker into the clinic — including seating with no arm supports and long distances to the right destination within the building. No doubt she could have gone on listing issues with the design that made it difficult to navigate for someone like her father. Read More …

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