National Building Museum

Livable Communities: Boomers in the 'Burbs: Aging in Place

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As people age they become less likely to drive, depending instead on other transit options and walkable environments. How will the millions of older adults who live in suburbs with minimal transit get to a pharmacy, walk to a community center, or visit friends and family? Panelists discuss a range of productive short-term and long-term solutions. This program complements the exhibition House & Home, which will be open to attendees before the discussion.

Judy Willett, national director, Village to Village Network (moderator)
June Williamson, associate professor in the Spitzer School of Architecture at the CIty College of New York.
Kathryn Lawler, manager, aging and health resources, Atlanta Regional Commission
Kelly Morphy, executive director, Walkable and Livable Communities Institute  

1.5 LU HSW (AIA) / 1.5 CM (AICP) / 1.5 LA CES (ASLA)

$12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

Livable Communities is generously supported by AARP. Support for House & Home and related education programming is provided by The Home Depot Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Hanley Wood, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Andersen Corporate Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the MASCO Corporation Foundation, among others.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

Photo: Chicago suburbs by flickr user Scorpians and Centaurs.

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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