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Design’s Impact on Seniors’ Perception of Wellness

Our goal for this study was to understand how residents living in senior living communities would evaluate their own physical, social/emotional, and intellectual wellness. Over 540 people in three west coast communities shared their perceptions of how environmental design strategies supported their personal wellness. Over 90% of the study’s participants felt that the design strategies employed in these communities were integral to their well-being. Findings from this study, combined with what we are learning now through the COVID-19 pandemic, present a hopeful future for design’s impact on seniors’ perceptions of wellness.