AGE WISE: WHERE WE LIVE explores housing choices that can benefit older adults as they age.
Deborah Damm O’Brien | Executive Director, DePaul Housing Management
DePaul Housing Management, sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, develops and operates primarily senior housing communities for people of all faiths with services and activities that support active, healthy and independent lifestyles.
Sue Cosentini | Founder/President, New Earth Living
The Aurora Pocket Neighborhood is New Earth Living’s first Pocket Neighborhood Circle project in Ithaca, New York.
Ken Harris | Senior Housing Policy Analyst, Leading Age New York
LeadingAge New York, formerly the New York Association of Homes & Services for the Aging (NYAHSA), represents not-for-profit, mission-driven and public continuing care providers, including nursing homes, senior housing, adult care facilities, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living and community service providers.
Lisa Nagle, AICP | Principal, Elan Planning, Design, & Landscape Architecture PLLC
Elan, Inc. was created by Lisa Nagle and Jere Tatich based on a desire to provide land planning and design services that are sensitive to environmental and economic conditions while addressing the unique needs of our clients.
Mary Ellen VanAuker | Program Director, Beatrice Place
Beatrice Place: moderately priced senior living apartments that offer neighborhood health and wellness programming, an on-site café, common areas and chapel. Repurposed from the former Our Lady of Mercy Church and School in Greece, New York.
Liz Walker | Executive Director, EcoVillage
EcoVillage in Ithaca, New York currently includes two 30-home cohousing neighborhoods, with a third cohousing neighborhood, under construction. With a total of 100 homes, this will be the largest cohousing community in the world!
Publication: “Housing Options for Senior Adults in the Capital Region”
Esther Greenhouse is an environmental gerontologist and advocate for Aging in Place, specializing in the impact of the built environment on the level of functioning and well-being of seniors, and is also involved in the broader movement of Universal Design.