“Covenant Place is a national model for senior independent living in a supportive community environment. The supportive services will enable residents to remain independent, in their own apartments, in an engaged, social community that is affordable and high quality."
Universal design allows seniors to age in place
As the elderly are living increasingly longer, this project sought to provide a range of services, programs and amenities to support older adults from diverse backgrounds to age with dignity. The design utilizes universal design best practices to allow older adults to age independently, for as long as possible. For example, door thresholds, corridors and flooring surfaces accommodate wheelchairs and walkers while light switches and cooking controls are installed at waist height to be accessible to all.