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Innovative Model of Living

The Innovative Model for Living™ was a collaborative effort between Vinson Hall Retirement Community in McLean, Virginia, and Moira Leite of M. Quinn Designs. Moira created a model apartment to showcase her concept of Beautiful Accessibility™.

Some of the key features included:

  • Murphy Bed, to create more floor space when required
  • step-less threshold doorways, for easier walking
  • heated bathroom floor, for comfort
  • easy-access bathroom, to make personal hygiene safer and more secure
  • easy-access channeling kitchen, to help prepare meals safely and easily
  • specialized lighting, to accommodate the aging eye and specific problems of macular degeneration and glaucoma
  • remote-controlled window treatments, making it easy to customize the light and privacy without bending, reaching, or pulling.

These features are components in a home setting that can be used by anyone, regardless of their functional abilities, but are uniquely intended to support individuals as their capabilities change.

Please take a moment to read the following articles, before continuing to browse the site!
-The Bolling Aviator – Military retirement community focuses on accessibility
-The Bolling Aviator – New model allows seniors to live well
-The Fairfax Times – Remaining independent at Vinson Hall
-Vinson Hall Retirement Community – IML at VHRC Merges Beauty & Technology
-Vinson Hall Retirement Community – Innovative Model of Living Press Release
-The Washington Post – An Age Appropriate Update Can Add to Independence

Last, but not least, please watch our Innovative Model of Living video tour!