AGING IN PLACE
Community Health Design | Instructors: Rosemary Dolata and Samuel Carlsen | Fall 2015
In Collaboration with Lafayette Doty and Bryan Hildebrant
Through conversations with community members and personal observation, it was discovered that aging in place was a concern for residents living in Prospect Park, a neighborhood located east of the University. The area’s steep topography and uneven surfaces presented a challenge to senior mobility and independence.
In response, Senior Circuit was designed to promote the health and integration of the elderly. Connecting existing community amenities, gardens, and parks throughout this historic neighborhood, the route includes a heated rubber sidewalk, railings, benches, and lighting as well as redevelopment in a few key locations.
Range of difficulty in routes
Promotes social interaction between diverse age groups
Keeps community whole
Helps maintain independence
Easier access to outdoor spaces
Highway 94 Pedestrian Bridge
Improvements to the bridge would increase interaction between the two areas that make up Prospect Park.
Heated rubber Sidewalk
4. Trash Cans
5. Water Catchment System
6. Prospect Park Railings
10. Heated Sidewalk
11. Improved Ramp
Tower Hill Park