NPR's Meredith Rizzo shares how architect Matthias Hollwich is rethinking how and where people live as they age.
Hollwich, a visiting professor at University of Pennsylvania, and his students created a conference on aging to talk about how adults could continue to engage with society as they got older.
Maybe a nursing home could turn into a healthiness hub, or an informal volunteering app could provide support to older people, says Rizzo.
Even though Hollwich began by thinking about architecture, he realized that people need to create a social structure that supports them, too.
So he and his architectural firm, HWKN, partnered with Bruce Mau Design to compile ideas in a bright, friendly book, New Aging,published last week by Penguin Books. The book serves as a guide for thinking about aging much earlier.