06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
5200 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN , 55443
By 2030, one out of five people in the U.S. will be 65 or older. Will your community be ready?
Currently, one in three Americans is age 50 or older. By 2030, one out of five people in the U.S. will be 65 or older. Will you and your community be ready?
AARP research consistently finds that the vast majority of people age 50 and older want to stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible. Gene Nicolelli will walk us through the AARP guide and share his own advice on modifications that help people stay at home, that developers can incorporate into condos or apartment buildings to make them appropriate for frail or disabled residents, and that cities expecting an increase in aging residents can require for new development.
6:00 p.m., pizza buffet and social
6:30 p.m., program
Gene Nicolelli is an architect who is the principal of Nicolelli Architects and is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) certified by the National Association of Home Builders 50+ Housing Council. Over his years as an architect, Nicolelli has received many awards, including the National Association of Home Builders 50+ Council Best of 50+ Housing Awards, the 2012 Gold Achievement Award and the Best in American Living 2004 Silver Award, a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Award of Excellence. He explains, "For those of you unfamiliar with Universal Design, it can best be described as a holistic approach that shapes environments so they may be used by as many people as possible, regardless of age, ability, or circumstance, without discrimination and have lifetime value."
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