The Boston Building Resources annual meeting will feature a discussion on aging in place, a topic of concern to many as they approach their retirement years. It is open to Boston Building Resources members, but interested members of the public may also attend on a non-voting basis.
The event will be held Tuesday, June 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington Street, Dudley Square, Roxbury. The event is free and registration is available online.
Brad Cashin, sales and design coordinator with New England Design & Construction. He has a background in carpentry for framing and remodeling and is universal design–certified by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. He has designed and constructed multiple remodeling projects with aging in place as either the primary or a peripheral goal.
Valerie Fletcher, executive director since 1998 of the Institute for Human Centered Design, where she writes, lectures, and works internationally. The Boston Society of Architects awarded her the Women in Design award in 2005. She will bring an overall perspective of how aging affects the way we interact with our homes and other spaces.
Leo Moss, longtime coordinator of the Senior Home Improvement Program of Bay Cove / Kit Clark Senior Center, in partnership with the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development. He has seen firsthand the challenges that people face in their homes as they get older and will offer an overview of some of the most common improvements that help older Bostonians continue living comfortably in their houses.
By MBTA: Silver Line 4 or 5, or one of many bus routes to Dudley Station
Automobile Parking: Available on the street, or in a municipal lot at the corner of Warren and Ziegler Streets
Bicycle Parking: Available in the basement of the Bolling Building