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Design is all around us. From the clothes we wear, to the cars we drive and even the phones that seem to be forever glued to our hands. When it comes to senior living, design is at the forefront of everything, especially our built environments. This is not only to make sure the spaces are beautiful and feel like home, but that they ensure the safety and comfort of our residents, no matter their lifestyle. So, what does it mean to design for senior living and how do we turn our communities into a home? We went to the experts, the Sunrise Design Team, to find out.
Our in-house designers stay up to speed on the latest senior design trends with ongoing education, most recently attending the Environments for Aging (EFA) Conference & Expo.
When it comes to lighting, one size does not fit all! Whether you’re watching TV or working on a crossword puzzle, different activities call for different levels of lighting. It’s something that our Design Team keeps top of mind as they work to reduce energy consumption in our communities.
As we take a peek inside our independent living communities, we find that our Design Team works in accordance with the resident design committee to ensure we’re reflecting the tastes and needs of our residents.
Our communities’ hand selected design and decorations provide residents with a sense of pride in their home, and visitors with a fresh perspective on what assisted living can look like. A number of our communities feature common areas that are tastefully decorated based upon the region’s history and culture. For example, a painting of the signature state flower and nearby lighthouse hang in Sunrise of Dix Hills’ grand foyer in New York. Nearby at Sunrise of Staten Island, paintings of oceans and signature lake views line the walls. In California, Sunrise of Burlingame’s foyer features a photo of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, while our Sunrise of Huntington Common, ME, community proudly displays a late resident artist’s work with plaques commemorating his work.
Wallpaper designed to enhance a senior’s living experience beyond aesthetics? Yes, it exists!