On November 3, 2011, Patricia Moore presented the Syracuse Seminar on Aging to a packed audience of over 250 faculty, students, and community members. She delivered an engaging lecture on “Quality of life for all ages, by design”. Afterwards Janet Wilmoth, Director of the Syracuse University Aging Studies Institute, and Patricia Moore had a chance to sit down and talk about her path-breaking career, ability-based design, and aging in America.

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This publication and the lecture on which it is based are funded by the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center of Upstate New York, the Syracuse University Aging Studies Institute, and the Center for Policy Research. The seminar was also sponsored by the Syracuse University L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Department of Design Interior Design Program, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Newhouse School and Paradigm Solutions, LLC, Brian McLane, President. MooreDesign Associates holds the copyright for all photographs, which are used here with permission


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Policy brief no. 46


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