Presentation on theme: "Creating Housing That Bridges the Generations. Andre Ballard Ballard Architectural Studio Oxford, OH Greta Winbush, Ph.D. Central State University Wilberforce,OH."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction Creation of the Seminar and book, The Life Cycle House is a discussion about housing for multi- generational households.
Introduction A multi- generational household is typically made up of parents, grandparents and children of various ages. Sometimes it also includes aunts, uncles and other family members. Family Courtyard (mother in-law suite right side of courtyard)
The basic definition of a Life Cycle House is that it is a dwelling that is designed to house at least three (3) or more generations of family members. Mother in-law suite Main house Family Courtyard
The life cycle of the average person is made up of seven stages in their life. The stages are infant, young child, youngster, youth, young adult, adult, and elderly person. Each of these stages are periods of chronological change in a persons life. Each of these stages has important settings, and as well, rites of passage. The important settings of each stage are as follows:
Important Settings per Life Cycle*: Infant - Home, crib, nursery, garden Young child - Own place, couples realm, childrens realm, commons, connected play Child - Play space, own place, common land, neighborhood, animals Youngster - Childrens home, school, own place, adventure play, club, community Youth - Cottage, teenage society, hostels, apprentice, town, region Young Adult - Household, couples realm, small work group, the family, network of learning Adult - Work community, the family, town hall, a room of ones own Elderly - Settled work, cottage, the family, independent regions * Taken from the book - A Pattern Language, page 144. Three (3) generations in a family
Economic sufficiency Family solidarity Family legacy Aging in place (infancy to older adulthood) Home modifications Home development (multigenerational housing) Caregiving across the life cycle Day care to eldercare
HETs is a health services intervention project purposed to eliminate health disparities among African Americans and other minority groups through health research and health technology Greta Winbush, Ph.D. Center for Allaying Health Disparities through Research and Education (CADRE) and the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Central State University Leon McDougle, M.D., M.P.H. College of Medicine, The Ohio State University
OHC is a virtual health venue creating opportunities for increased clinical encounters, health education, and technology integration around chronic disease treatment and management for older African Americans and their providers The OHC, the first of its kind and specific to African American elders and their doctors, will contain health information tools, an e-communication mechanism, and social networking capacities OHC will facilitate health communication, health knowledge, and computer skill building among African American elderly and their physicians
Can a multi-generational house help or harm a family crisis?
We need a solution that is saturated with wisdom
This family strategy was to live as a multi-generational household. Their creative solution is a mother in-law suite off a rear courtyard. There is no direct indoor connection from the mother in-law suite. Endless possibilities! Mother in-law suite Main house Family Courtyard