Simple design choices can help people age-in-place affordably
Vancouver, WA – Home designs that help people age-in-place and within their budgets will be the topic of a Tuesday, May 17, meeting of the Commission on Aging. The group is hosting a 2016 series of discussions focused on housing.
The meeting will be in the sixth-floor hearing room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. It will begin at 4:30 p.m. and be open to the public.
The speaker will be Amanda Davis, chair of the Interior Design department at Portland Community College. For eight years, she has headed an interdisciplinary program that responds to trends in residential design and remodeling, such as sustainability and accessibility. Davis recently co-authored the textbook Sustainable Design for Kitchens and Baths: Conservation, Materials, Practices for the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the book is in the association’s Professional Resource Library.
The May 17 discussion is the fourth of 11 meetings this year focused on housing for older people. Research shows that 87 percent of people prefer to retire in place and will need accessible, affordable housing. For a schedule of topics, please go to www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/2016-housing-speaker-series.
The Commission on Aging, supported by the Board of County Councilors, is a nine-member volunteer group that implements the Aging Readiness Plan and provides leadership addressing needs of aging community members.
For more information about the commission, please visit www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/commission-aging.
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