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Housing an aging population: guidelines for development and design

Author: Canada National Advisory Council on Aging,
Type: Book
Year: 1992


This document examines housing process from the senior's point of view. Chapter 1 looks at the characteristics of seniors and the housing choices available to establish a framework for determining the special housing requirements of an aging population. The process of developing a housing project is outlined in some detail in chapter 2, with applications to both remodelling an existing dwelling and planning and constructing a multiple-unit residence. A sample flow chart shows the steps in decision-making and the inetrplay of design, regulations and financing. The final chapter identifies design issues to be addressed in the planning stage by both project developers and seniors, who are involved with the project as sponsers, planners or future residents.

Further Details

Pages: 83
Edition: 2nd
Publish Location: Ottawa
Publisher: National Advisory Council on Aging
ISBN/ISSN: 066202619
Accession Number: 01.03.05
Keywords: design, housing improvement,older, modification
Reads: 259