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Design’s Impact on Seniors’ Perception of Wellness

Design’s Impact on Seniors’ Perception of WellnessOur goal for this study was to understand how residents living in senior living communities would evaluate their own physical, social/emotional, and intellectual wellness. Over 540 people in three west coast communities shared their perceptions of how environmental design strategies supported their personal wellness. Over 90% of the study’s participants felt that the design strategies employed in these communities were integral to their well-being. Findings from this study, combined with what we are learning now through the COVID-19 pandemic, present a hopeful future for design’s impact on seniors’ perceptions of wellness.