Archive for the ‘General Senior Living’ Category

Senior Living Project Feature: Sienna at Otay Ranch

Posted on April 12, 2019 by Cynthia Warner

Interior Design of Lobby of Sienna at Otay Ranch Senior Living Community

  We’re speaking with WDA senior living interior designer Karyn Jacobs about a successful project recently completed near San Diego, California. In a few questions, she walks us through the project and the senior living interior design strategy behind it. Check out our interview and photos below! Give us a high-level overview of the project. Keep Reading

How Interior Design Can Help With Socialization in Senior Living

Posted on February 25, 2019 by Cynthia Warner

Coffee shop at Stonebridge Senior Living

Moving can be a big change for anyone. For seniors, moving from one’s own home to a senior living community can be especially challenging and full of emotions. But creating meaningful, everyday experiences (such as saying hello to neighbors, or keeping in touch with family and friends) and staying active around the home play a Keep Reading

Four Interior Design Tips to Ensure Seniors Age in a Familiar and Vibrant Place

Posted on February 11, 2019 by Cynthia Warner

Poker Table Common Room at Senior Living Community

Take a moment to think about the places you’d like to live in the future. Would you like them to feel familiar and comfortable, or foreign and unusual? Vibrant and full of life, or dull and lifeless? Most likely, you chose the first options. When it comes to senior living design, creating a familiar and Keep Reading

The Four Benefits of Evidence-Based Design in Senior Living

Posted on January 24, 2019 by Cynthia Warner

senior couple walking through a garden

Evidence-based design is the process of basing decisions about interior design on credible research to achieve the best possible outcome. The design technique is crucial in designing for senior living because the transition from independent living to dependent living is a critical turning point, with a high probability that it will accompany by a decline Keep Reading

Designing for Love, with all Types of Senior Living in Mind 

Posted on December 19, 2018 by Cynthia Warner

Happy senior couple in love

When it comes to love and romance, most of us typically think of young couples.  But what about relationships as we grow older? No matter our age, many of us have an innate desire for romantic relationships or companionship. And when it comes to senior living, seniors want to develop new relationships or remain just Keep Reading

4 Ways to Design for Social Connection and Community in Senior Living

Posted on November 29, 2018 by Cynthia Warner

Privita dining room at Bright Water Senior Living

  How do we create designs that foster a sense of community? We previously shared thoughts on this topic in Environments for Living, and are continuing the conversation to help owners, operators and designers stay up-to-date with the latest community-building trends in interior design.  To start, think of public or private spaces that encourage social Keep Reading

Designing for Senior Living with the Wellness Revolution in Mind

Posted on November 9, 2018 by Cynthia Warner

Desk and kitchen area in an senior living community. Items were all purchased and procured by Warner Design Associates.

  Are you aware of the wellness revolution in senior living? If so, you know that it is here to stay, and is growing every day. There is a heavy focus on building technology capabilities into community infrastructures, as well as focusing on the main components of wellness: the emotional, mental, physical, social and spiritual. Keep Reading

The Importance of Color and Pattern in Senior Living Design

Posted on October 29, 2018 by Cynthia Warner

living room in a senior living resident's apartment

Senior living has changed significantly over the past several decades. Say goodbye to the sterile environments of mid-century homes, and hello to personalization and hospitality! In senior living interior design, strategically planning the colors and patterns is more important than ever. From the colors of the carpet to the patterns on the wall, you want Keep Reading

The Senior Living Interior Design Trends We’re Most Excited About Right Now

Posted on August 3, 2018 by Cynthia Warner

A luxe, modern, contemporary designed kitchen at a senior living community

Senior living is changing rapidly, and so is its interior design. At Warner Design Associates, we’re excited to see the progress that is leading toward more innovative, interesting and fulfilling design amongst senior living communities. So, what senior living interior design trends are we, and other senior living designers, most excited about right now? In Keep Reading

How To Begin a Senior Living Community Remodel or Renovation

Posted on July 26, 2018 by Cynthia Warner

Before and After of a senior living community remodel

Today’s senior living residents expect more, and to meet these demands many senior living communities are considering remodels and renovations to keep the design and function up-to-date. If it might be time for a remodel or reno in your community, this article to help you understand what to expect and look for in the initial process. Keep Reading

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