Board: Texas Board of Architectural Examiners
Credit Hours: 1.00
Approval Number: J607GEN03
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This course will look at how Home is defined relative to the Aging Population and Where They will live. With today’s “Aging Tsunami” this information provides a baseline of understanding for you as professionals to know before working with the aging cohort. The trends of where seniors are living now, the costs of construction and living in that particular type of space are discussed. The student will gain an understanding of the elements and necessities of Aging in Place in their own homes for the senior population. The history of elder care and regulatory guidelines, and within the continuum of care will be addressed. The course will also focus on access and proximity of senior living facilities, what’s included in CCRCs (continuing care retirement communities) to include independent living, assisted living and nursing/memory care and how the places seniors select to call home will impact all of us.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Describe the "Essence of Home."
- Define Aging in Place, including the elements and necessities to successfully do so.
- Study the history of eldercare and how it relates to senior housing today including description, governmental concerns, costs and payment opportunities within the continuum of care.
- Describe new housing trends, where seniors will live in the future and the pros and cons of various senior living options.
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.