Summary: Local architect partners with Sheltering Arms senior services to present series of caregiver education seminars on aging-in-place.
Houston, Texas; January 26, 2017 – Starting this spring, Architect Lisa Bixler will be participating in “Caring Conversations,” a series of monthly education seminars for seniors and caregivers. Topics to be addressed include home safety, assessments and planning for modifications, and technological resources.
Sheltering Arms, a division of Houston-based Neighborhood Centers, Inc., provides a variety of caregiver support services. They aim to bring new opportunities to older adults for optimal quality of life.
The seminars come at the same time as a growing trend in multigenerational living, with many baby boomers looking after aging parents as well as their own grandchildren. Additionally, a 2010 AARP survey found that 88 percent of respondents over age 65 wanted to remain in their homes for as long as possible as they get older, rather than transition to some form of assisted living. An even higher number want to remain within their communities.
“At LKB Architecture, we have a passion for creating solutions in accessibility, senior living, and universal design or aging-in-place,” Bixler said. “Our goal is to design healthy environments and sustainable communities.”
For more information, Erial Green, Caregiver Support Specialist at 713.558.6343 and neighborhood-centers.org, or Lisa Bixler, AIA, 713.425.3076 and lkbarchitecture.com.