Live Course: Kitchen Specification for Aging in Place

Attend this live course to learn more about designing homes, and more specifically kitchens that will accommodate homeowners as they age.


According to AARP, 90% of persons age 65 or older would prefer to stay in their current homes for as long as possible, and four out of five believe their current residence is where they’ll always live. Unfortunately, most homes are not functional for people with different abilities.

With the population of older homeowners continuing to grow, it’s more essential than ever for architects to understand and design kitchens for aging in place. This session will explore the need for kitchens with universal design, which are accessible for the greatest number of users no matter their ability or disability, the general design considerations that make a luxury kitchen suitable for all users, and the features in cooking and refrigeration appliances that are safe and accessible.

This AIAU live course is brought to you for free thanks to the generosity of our sponsor Sub-Zero. By registering for this course, you grant AIAU permission to share you name and email address with the Sub-Zero.

Date: January 16, 2020 at 12 PM ET.

To Register, click Add to Cart. On the day of the event, log in, click My AIAU and choose My Courses to locate the live course.

Learning objectives

  • Examine the principles of universal design for aging in place when specifying accessible features for homeowners.
  • Identify design considerations that accommodate aging in place, such as turning radius, adequate lighting, and placement of cabinetry.
  • List specification standards for appliances in the kitchen to accommodate limitations such as mobility, hearing, and vision of the occupant. 
  • Explore solutions for incorporating safety features such as soft-close drawers for aging hands and open spaces for occupants in wheelchairs in the kitchen for aging in place.
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1.00 LU
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  • Amy Gaeta

    Trade Representative & Product Specialist | The Fretz Corporation

    Amy Gaeta is the Trade Representative & Product Specialist for Sub-Zero Group Mid-Atlantic. She...

Course details

Contents: Live course, evaluation

Duration: 1:00