This course provides a comprehensive overview of design interventions for older adults. Important related theories and frameworks, details of home modifications, components of age-friendly communities (urban, suburban, and rural - both public and private), and important policies that inform this work are covered. Students have the opportunity to conduct environmental micro-and macro-level audits and to interview allied professionals. Readings provide details that students can immediately apply to their current aging services work.
An Overview of Environmental Gerontology: The Micro-to-Macro Continuum
Monday, November 7, 2016 to Monday, February 13, 2017