New concepts showcased at Universal Design Conference

The Universal Design Conference kicked off Wednesday at the Peter White Library in Marquette.

The conference introduces city and county planners, as well as those with disabilities, unique and interesting designs and concepts to improve functionality for use in the home, office, public spaces, and recreational use.

“For many people as they age, they do not want to look at moving into an assisted living facility or even a nursing home and they are looking to stay in their own home as long as they can,” Peter White Public Library Director Pam Christensen said.  “Universal Design allows them to plan a home that will help them through the various stages of life.”

The conference is geared toward all ages but is especially pertinent for the aging population.

The Peter White Public Library will showcase a display of unique designs for assisted living for the rest of October.