"Wid Chapman, an architect, and Jeffrey P. Rosenfeld, a gerontologist who specializes in the relationship between aging and the built environment, collected 33 examples of residences that have been recently designed to bridge the distance between one’s vital and declining years . . . some with features you might not expect in such homes, like stairs. Their book . . . includes projects like a remote mountain house and a multigenerational community." —The New York Times
"As 77 million boomers begin to retire over the next two decades, they’re launching new careers, taking care of boomerang children, and planning for their next stage in life: senior housing. As gerontologist Jeffery P. Rosenfeld and architect Wid Chapman found in their new book Unassisted Living: Ageless Homes for Later Life, that means anything but nursing homes. Instead, they’re finding ways to extend their independent-living years by remaining active, retrofitting homes with universal design elements like grab bars, waist-high kitchen shelving, and spacious, wheel-chair friendly rooms." —The Fiscal Times
Wid Chapman is the principal of Wid Chapman Architects, a firm specializing in hospitality, retail, and residential design. He is a senior faculty member at Parsons School of Design at the New School.
Jeff Rosenfeld is an environmental gerontologist and professor of gerontology at Hofstra University. With Wid Chapman, he is the author of Home Design in an Aging World and a frequent contributor to LiveWire and InformeDesign.
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This book is about possibilities; just one idea gleaned will make it worth your investment.
this wasn't quite what I was expecting - the dwellings are pretty 'high end' and so far I don't see a lot of advice I can usePublished 19 months ago by caffeine
I am the target demographic for a book by architect Wid Chapman and gerontologist Jeffrey P. Rosenfeld titled, Unassisted Living: Ageless Homes for Later Life. Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by Stephen T. Hopkins
My wife and I may well be the target market for this book. Avg age 63, we will be remodeling our home in then next few years to better accommodate the grandkids, offer guests more... Read morePublished on March 9, 2012 by Jonathan
This is a great book for anyone interested in the relationship between aging (especially boomers) and housing design. Read morePublished on January 29, 2012 by Richard A. Perras
This is a magnificent book, very well researched.Layout is very well thought out.It is for the "now generation",the baby boomers that are active, well,(hopefully have money) and... Read morePublished on January 25, 2012 by joy