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Jeff Rosenfeld at the New York Public Library

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The New York Public Library Presents
Jeffrey P. Rosenfeld, who will give an illustrated talk on his book,
Unassisted Living: Ageless Homes for Later Life
Monday, October 21st, 2013 at 6:30pm
Mid-Manhattan Library
455 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor

Jeff Rosenfeld, PhD, is an environmental gerontologist who looks at the interplay between aging and the built environment. He currently teaches “Design For Aging Populations,” at Parsons School of Design. Together with architect Wid Chapman, he is the author of two books on this subject: Home Design In An Aging World (NY: Fairchild Press, 2008); and Unassisted Living: Ageless Homes For Later Life (NY: Monacelli Press, 2011). He is now working on a book about the new, ethnically-themed retirement communities being built by aging Hindus, Muslims, Japanese and Chinese elders here in the United States.

Boomers will not be flocking to retirement communities, or other types of senior housing anytime soon. They are opting instead for unassisted living: homes and communities which celebrate independence, creativity, and ongoing social connection in later life. Unassisted living is actually shorthand for 5 instinctive Boomer lifestyles. Learn more about these intriguing lifestyles; and about ageless homes being designed by Boomers on the cusp of retirement.