Terry Willis – Leveraging Connections: Boomers in the City

LeadingAge Colorado 2018 Conference

May 22, 2018

3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
136 E. Thomas Place
Beaver Creek, CO 81620

Terry A. Willis, AIA, LEED AP, KTGY Architecture + Planning
Elisabeth Borden, The Highland Group, Inc.
Robert D. May, Avenida Partners LLC
Susan Maxwell, CAPS, Zocalo Community Development
Joshua Brewinski, LEED AP, Stantec

What you’ll learn:
How do we design walkable active adult communities with better access and connections – connection to the outdoors, to the neighborhood, and to the community at large? What insights are we gaining from recent trends in active adult development and changing lifestyle preferences to help this category evolve and thrive? Through this session, we will: gain an understanding about the traditional barriers that have existed between the age-qualified living community and the community at large and how a mixed use strategy will help dissolve these boundaries; discuss ways to integrate the age-qualified community and its residents with the greater community through the development of retail, cultural districts, and intergenerational socialization opportunities, and benefits of forming informal partnerships with local retailers; share latest designs in age-qualified living environments that incorporate mixed use, retail and cultural districts as part of the overall planning of the site.