BDP Quadrangle hosted our first virtual Hot Topic panel event on 8 April 2021, which discussed age-friendly living with invited subject-matter experts Dr. Mark Lachmann (Medical Lead,
Bridgepoint Campus, Sinai Health), Andrea DelZotto (Executive VP, Community Development,
Tridel), Thomas Wellner (President and CEO,
Revera), Julie Bessant Pelech (Principal, Consulting Gerontologist,
Bessant Pelech Associates), our own Director of Innovation Michelle Xuereb, and panel moderator Michael Nicin (Executive Director
, National Institute on Ageing).
Despite clear demand for high quality age-friendly homes, property developers and housing providers continue to face challenges in delivering financially viable, attractive, well-connected homes for this growing demographic. As placemakers, it is our responsibility to create better, healthier and more age-friendly communities.
Our panel discussed the challenges and opportunities in reimagining the future of living for an aging society, exploring topics such as:
- The growing demand and social needs for age-friendly housing
- Current pressures on the Long Term Care system and the need for intervention
- Challenges and successes in age-friendly housing models
- How the development industry can innovate and accelerate age-friendly housing
The webinar recording is now available for viewing. Find it here: Hot Topic Panel: livingAGE