White Papers

Centers for Healthy Living: Providing Whole-Person Wellness to Seniors

A center for healthy living (CHL) is a new building typology that supports seniors through all eight dimensions of wellness. A CHL may be one program in a single building, or a collection of programs/services and spaces. This white paper explains the forces driving the development of CHLs and shares key findings from a comprehensive design research study conducted by our in-house team. The paper also looks to the future, exploring how CHLs might evolve. Several key concepts for the “CHL of Tomorrow” are described, along with four potential models for how these ideas may be expressed in future designs.