Architecture Professor Shares Aging in Place Strategies with Occupational Therapy Graduate Students

Associate Professor of Architecture, Dave Boeck recently had the opportunity to share his expertise in adapting environments to support aging in place with Occupational Therapy students at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center’s College of Allied Health.

Boeck, a local Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), co-taught a two-day unit with Kendra Orcutt, who is also a CAPS Specialist. Their unit focused on adapting built environments to allow people to age at home. They were invited by Dr. Elizabeth Degrace to teach this unit as part of her graduate-level course, “Contexts for Occupational Performance.”

See below for examples of materials presented by Boeck and Orcutt during their unit. To learn more about aging in place, click here.

Overview of aging in place modifications (PDF takes a moment to load):

Aging in place project case studies (PDF takes a moment to load):