E05 - Centers for Healthy Living: Optimizing Wellness of the Mind, Body, and Spirit

  • Room: 104
  • Session Number: E05
Sunday, April 22, 2018: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Claire Dickey AIA, LEED AP
Perkins Eastman


In answer to the growing demand for comprehensive and meaningful wellness programs for seniors, a new building typology is emerging called Centers for Healthy Living, or CHLs. These whole-person wellness centers optimize the eight core dimensions of wellness: emotional, environmental, intellectual, physical, occupational, spiritual, social, and financial. This session will explain the evolution of CHLs, demonstrate the core elements of the CHL building typology (including programming and design), and identify who is building these facilities and why. See case study examples from both the high-end market and more competitive middle market. Explore the future of CHLs and ways they can drive multi-industry convergence for greater intergenerational success.


Learning Objectives

• Understand the evolution of CHLs, how they are being planned and built today, and the positive outcomes that can result.
• Learn what existing CHLs offer in terms of both programming and design, and how the design aids optimization of the eight dimensions of wellness.
• Explore three case-study examples and the varying approaches pursued.
• See how the next generation of CHLs can drive increased intergenerational programming and design.

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