F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse presents…Universal Design for Health and Longevity

How designing housing for all can impact health, quality of life and longevity

F.O.C.U.S. has the unique and stunning opportunity to co-host a national expert on “Universal Design”, which is “the concept of designing all products and the built environment to be aesthetic and usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of their age, ability, or status in life.”

Cynthia Leibrock, presenter, is an award-winning author, international lecturer and designer with more than 35 years’ experience. Her mission is to improve the lives of people of all abilities through design. She teaches two courses in the architecture department of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and has written three books. Her home was featured on the cover of The New York Times an example of design for stylish aging.  www.agingbeautifully.org

Cynthia              Leibrock

F.O.C.U.S Greater Syracuse is currently working to assure an Age-Friendly, CNY. Universal Design is an important component to incentivize retiring boomers and the growing older population to choose to continue to live and grow older in CNY. Universal Design includes housing and public places.

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014
City Hall Commons Atrium,
201 E. Washington St., Syracuse, NY13202

11:30 a.m.  Lunch
Noon – Speaker Cynthia Leibrock
1:15 p.m.- Breakout session for a Conversation with the Expert

The event is a collaboration between Syracuse University’s Aging Studies Institute and the College for Visual and Performing Arts. Registration required. Limited Seating. Registration deadline is January 28. For more information or to register, call F.O.C.U.S. at 315-448-8732 or jcreighton@syrgov.net