Partnering with the American Society of Interior Designers, the upcoming Fall High Point Market will feature a design-focused look at the aging in place movement among Baby Boomers in its Design Viewpoints Series seminars.
In a 2014 survey of those aged 50 and over conducted by the AARP’s Public Policy Institute, 87% of respondents stated that they wanted to remain in their homes and communities during their twilight years. The desire to age in place will create new design challenges and economic opportunities for interior designers, home furnishings retailers and manufacturers alike, the High Point Market Authority noted.
The event will begin at noon on Saturday, October 22, in the High Point Theatre, with an exclusive preview of the ASID-sponsored, Public Broadcasting documentary, “Thriving in Place: Designing Your Best Life, Now and Later.” The screening will be paired with a panel discussion to include the host of the documentary and Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt People’s Design Award winner Marianne Cusato and ASID CEO Randy Fiser.
The seminars in the series will include Color & Paint in Environments for the Aging, Livable Design: The Evolution of the Home Environment and Where We Choose to Thrive: A Discussion of Aging-in-Place Communities.
The High Point Market will be held October 22 to 26.