Amherst Center for Senior Services upgrades facility with way-finding features

 An orange sign in the Amherst Center for Senior Services hangs in front of a corridor to indicate which rooms and services are ahead. (The Amherst Bee)

An orange sign in the Amherst Center for Senior Services hangs in front of a corridor to indicate which rooms and services are ahead. (The Amherst Bee)

In collaboration with the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access at the University at Buffalo, the Amherst Center for Senior Services has installed new signs and a color-coding system to help its members navigate the 53,000-square-foot facility.

“Good way-finding systems are important in general, but particularly important in places like senior centers because they will reduce the cognitive and physical efforts of visitors,” said Heamchand Subryan, design research associate at the IDeA Center.

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