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Design for Aging: Project Tour—Transformational Renovation of Long Term Care Center for Hebrew Senior Life

Feb 2020 DFA

Image: Sabrina Baloun

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    Free and open to the public.

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    1.5 LU/HSW AIA credits are available

Join the Design for Aging Committee for a project tour of Hebrew Senior Life’s recently completed transformation of a 50 year old long-term care facility into state of the art small household environments.

The project was undertaken part of the overall revitalization of Hebrew Rehabilitation Center’s long term care legacy campus in Roslindale MA. Following a multi-year strategic master planning effort, this project is the first phase of a transformational renovation that incorporates essential components of the “household” concept, creating 12 households of 22-24 residents within an existing 311-bed institutional long term care facility.

Explore the process that lead to design that supports and enhance the quality life of long term residents. Identify the challenges of bringing a long-term-care health center in line with today’s design and regulatory standards. Understand the architectural, health and safety considerations of phasing major construction in an occupied six story long-term care facility.

The tour will be lead by the DiMella Shaffer design team: Philippe Saad AIA, Associate Principal and project designer; Diane Dooley AIA, Principal architect; and Bill Lassetter, project manager.

Please meet at the Berenson Building lobby, at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Roslindale, at 5:15 pm. The tour will begin promptly at 5:30.

Berenson Building
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
1200 Centre Street, Roslindale

Site parking will be available at the Centre Street upper lot.
Enter the Berenson Building from the upper lot through the glass canopy.