Envisioning a Better Future for Senior Living [HSW]

The United States population is in transition in the 21st century. While there are more than 46 million older adults today, 77 million seniors are expected in a decade, which means that one in five Americans will be 65 years and over around 2030. The growth in life expectancy presents designers with an opportunity to solve for the lifestyle needs of this large cohort and support its members' health and well-being. ASID's national Committee on Adaptive Living (CoAL) has taken on this challenge and developed a range of adaptable living solutions with the objective to rethink the design of commercial senior living environments. Learn from CoAL experts as you explore the adaptive design method, how to identify best practices, and future innovations to consider.


Principal, Interior Design


As interior design principal at SmithGroup, Alison’s approach to design is based on a unique blend of creativity, empathy and expertise. An accomplished storyteller, Alison connects region and brand with key design elements, creating essential experiences. Her depth of knowledge in Healthcare and Senior Living markets helps her to deliver infection prevention and wellness tactics to shape key decisions on projects. As a relentless advocate for enhancing the human experience, Alison recognizes the key role environments play in our health and well-being. She employs this advocacy as chair of the ASID Committee on Adaptive Living (CoAL).

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