E32 - The Role of Commons: Understanding How Reciprocity Will Redefine Care Campuses
Isolation will soon be the epidemic of our time. It’s a reality that affects senior living and city development alike. However, little has been done to effectively incentivize social interaction and independence at the community scale. By explaining the impact shared “commons” have had on our community’s health over the years, this presentation will discuss innovative planning models. These models not only strengthen social interaction and happiness in older adults, but frame a strategy aimed at building reciprocal, multigenerational relationships where individuals can engage and interact on their own terms, playing an active role within the neighborhood where they live.