Monthly Archives: February 2015

De Hogeweyk, an Elder Life Care Model -4

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Final thought about De Hogeweyk, a dementia village outside Amsterdam, is to first go back to one of my major interests in the overall theme of age friendly community design. Full kudos to Dementia Village Architects (DVA); their story is articulated with simplicity and clarity on their website. One phrase seems to say it

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De Hogeweyk, an Elder Life Care Model -2

In the village of Weesp, not far from Amsterdam rests another village within a village, called De Hogeweyk – so called a Dementia Village. Certainly not a traditional institutional setting; “the rules don’t dominate the situation”, says Jill O’Donnell President of Iris For Seniors. On her 2014 visit to Holland, Jill made a b-line to

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De Hogeweyk, an Elder Life Care Model -1

Following the threads of conversation from the recent Canada AM series Living With Alzheimer’s, the whole question of elder life care and urban community design came to the front of my mind again. How we create living spaces to be inclusive of all ages and stages of life is one of great promise. We need

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