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The Aging Eye: The Importance of Proper Lighting and Color for the Aging Market CEU

10oct12:00 pm1:30 pmThe Aging Eye: The Importance of Proper Lighting and Color for the Aging Market CEUNAPLES

The Aging Eye CEU at IDS Hickory Chair Showroom on October 10, 2019.

Event Details

11:30a-12:00p Registration

12:00p-1:30p Seminar

People see colors in many different ways. So how do we design for older adults that see different from us? Cells in the retina that are responsible for normal color vision decline in sensitivity as we age, causing colors to become less bright and the contrast between different colors to be less noticeable. Older adult may need up to 70% more light than a 20 year old. Proper lighting combined with higher contrast surfaces will help with identification, way finding and provide signals for surface changes; room changes; improve safety and aid our ability to walk more confidently. Women want to feel secure and safe in their home. The Smart Home will address these concerns through the use of technology. This informative one hour IDCEC approved seminar will identify key colour and lighting elements that will provide you with design options to help your aging clients navigate through their home safely.


  • Learn the demographics & characteristics of the aging client and eye
  • Identify lighting elements that improve safety and prevent risk of falling
  • Learn how COLOR and contrast improves wayfinding for the visually impaired
  • How technology will help with color and lighting color



Wanda Gozdz, CAPS, ASID Allied, President, Golden Age Living, LLC is President and Founder of Golden Age Living, LLC. After 30 years as a business owner in the information technology field specializing in organization, she recognized the opportunity to apply her skills to another field when she downsized from a house and moved into a condominium. As a baby boomer herself, she realized that there would be millions of other retirees following the same steps who would benefit from her organizational and professional skills. Ms. Gozdz is a Residential Interior Designer, Instructor for the National Association of Home Builders, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, LifeDocuments™ Organizer, and a Law Librarian. Wanda served on the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design (BOAID). She is a member and Master Instructor of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB),American Society of Interior Designers- South Florida Chapter (FASID) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).

Additional Information

Course #IDCEC 106296R1-1001 .1 HSW. Provider # 12-00001540


(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT


Hickory Chair Showroom

6062 Taylor Road, Naples, FL 34109