In an interview, Marcia Mahood, CEO of Norwood Life Society, and Andy Jaworski, Studio Leader of the Life Enhancement Studio of architectural firm Harley Ellis Devereaux, discussed the details of Norwood Crossing's major modernization project. Mahood said that they could see, eight years ago, that they needed to offer a more social model-type of care closer to assisted living, but most of the existing buildings could not be remodeled to accommodate that. Now they are returning to their roots by offering the amenities that will attract today's older adult. Jaworski said that an accessible, barrier-free environment is their goal. They're designing generous living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms and closets. Mahood added that they want to make everything look residential, and they want the campus to be seamless, so that residents won't notice big changes in the environment as they move from one level to another.
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