Credit Hours: 1.00
Approval Number: J607GEN01
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This course addresses Building Design through descriptions of essential demographics, trends, and governmental policies providing the knowledge necessary to add value with design concept to completion competition of a project for the identified cohort. In addition, a baseline of understanding provides knowledge needed to champion building environments for the health safety and welfare (HSW) of each member represented in the subject matter limiting risks, improving safety and enhancing well-being.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Gain an appreciation of why the study of aging is relevant to building design, materials, and safety.
- Understand demographics in order to create buildings systems essential to the health, safety, and welfare of the aging population.
- Understand lifestyle trends that will reform community planning enabling healthier neighborhoods for the senior population.
- Consider the aspects of senior wellness relevant to planning and building facilities for the aging.
- Explain governmental regulations and programs in planning and building for the senior cohort.
Jennie Griggs, BS, MA
Aging Studies: Founder and Principal
Jennie is an Aging Specialist with Aging Care Matters, a course developer, motivational speaker and an instructor for several senior fitness programs. Successful in the corporate world, Jennie served in national positions to include VP of Healthcare and Education for Bentley Prince Street and National Business Development Manager – Institutional Segments Mannington Commercial. Additionally representing other companies in sales, business development and training, Jennie’s life course and personal mission refocused following her health battles and those of her husband, who lost his fight with a lengthy illness. Jennie teaches courses at Wichita State, Wake Tech and holds her NC and SC Life, Accident and Health License to assist seniors with Medicare and Medicaid questions.
M.Ed. in Secondary Education: Principal
Lynne is an instructional designer, corporate trainer and technical writer. She has developed over 75 courses for corporate clients, writes continuing education courses for architects and designers and develops facilitator guides and participant manuals along with train the trainer guidance to help companies deliver their own training sessions. She began her career as an educator and then moved into the corporate world, where she worked as a public relations director of the Carpet and Rug Institute, director of marketing for a manufacturing company, and has led an independent consulting firm since 1996, specializing in marketing and training materials, presentations and instructional design.