1005 – Everybody Plays: A Best Practice Guide to Multi-Generational Design
Jill Moore, Inclusive Play Specialist, Landscape Structures
As our population continues to age, communities must continue to stay livable and usable to all- because the reality is we’re designing these communities for our future selves. According to the World Health Organization, by 2050 2 billion people will be over the age of 60. Everybody Plays takes a look at the evolution of our aging population and age-integration trends. We will address how intentionally designed parks contribute to healthy lifestyles both physical and mental, can keep older adults engaged in society thus reducing isolation, as well and combat common ageist beliefs. Through best practice design elements, we can create park and play-spaces that go beyond access but provide enriching and engaging experiences for all so that we can continue to learn from each other.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to:
- Identify the necessity of inter-generational spaces and their importance in all communities as our population ages.
- Identify the benefits of escaping ageist beliefs and promoting an active societal contribution using shared sites and best practice design elements to support all ages. throughout park and play spaces.