Columbus, the captivating capital city of Ohio, is ideal for family getaways, including the grandparents. Fun-for-all-ages attractions include the upcoming Ohio State Fair and the vibrant Short North Arts District, and now, the Werner House, a state-of-the-art home showcasing the latest fully functional and accessible high-tech innovations for senior and multi-generational living, is available to book on Airbnb.
Lisa M. Cini, an award-winning senior living design expert and Ohio native, transformed the historic Woodland Manor Mansion into Werner House, a stylish home of the future featuring immersive senior living technology and purposeful design for aging in place. In fact, she wrote the book on it, and is the author of Hive: The Simple Guide to Multi-generational Living, about her own experience designing and living in a four-generation household.
See more below about the NASA technology, high-end design fixtures and tech gadgets, that will not only cater to older members of the family, but everyone will enjoy exploring this life enriching technology and the positive impact inclusive design can have in a home.
The Werner House experience includes:
- Home Fitness and Spa: Ecore offers a dynamic twist to the gym with their Forest Rx and FITturf flooring surfaces and TRU™ technology, ideal for reducing impact and the risk of injury while supporting joints. Smartfit, designed for pro athletes, offers a dual-tasking gamification machine that assists with cognition, balance, and recovery, whereas Lifetime Vibe, based on NASA technology, provides a safe vibration plate that increases balance and helps with many senior-related ailments from Parkinson’s to arthritis. Healthmate Sauna outfits the space with a seated “head out” infrared sauna that increases blood flow and pain relief. Tape by Ever Life Designs and Tonal are all senior-friendly and help to promote safe workouts, balance, and cognition. The HuSpa includes a massage room and hot and cold plunge pools to increase circulation reduce joint pain and arthritis and help with the immune system.
- Accessible Kitchen: flexible, height-adjustable kitchen cabinets and countertops by Pressalit, allows all users (great for the kids, too!) to access hard to reach areas in the kitchen with ease. Samsung’s Smart Hub refrigerator and oven, has cameras inside the fridge and comes in handy if you’re at the grocery store and need to know what items to pick up. You can also start your meals in the oven right from your phone with Samsung’s technology. A kitchen Tower Garden hydroponic farm enables up to 30% more healthy food 3x faster, using aeroponics—the same technology NASA uses.
- Tech-Savvy and Sleek Guestrooms: The spacious guestrooms feature the newest aging-in-place technology like Shaw Floor’s Sole with SensFloor® technology, which incorporates a safe and discreet sensor in the flooring alerting if a guest falls or can simply turn on the lights once feet hit the floor.
- Stylish and Functional Bathrooms: Guests will be enamored by the state-of-the-art bathrooms that feature the Assisto bathtub, with an easily accessible and ergonomic design that reduces the risk of injury. Brondell’s Swash 1400 Electronic Bidet Toilet Seats feature self-sterilizing, stainless-steel nozzles, and a safety seat sensor. JACLO’s stylish, luxurious grab bars elevate the restroom with its innovative hand shower and integrated washcloth holder. The bathroom also features Delta Faucet’s age-friendly, touchless faucets and fixtures, Pellet’s Design by Intent elegant shower seats, handrails, and non-electric height-adjustable sink, as well as Ever Life Designs’ elegant toilet paper with phone holder, grab bars, and shower seats. LiveWell’s grab bars enhance the shower, toilet, and the area over the toilet—they’re designated to be right where you need them “concealed” in sleek and modern finishes. LED under counter and door lighting provide the perfect nightlight.
For more information about Werner House and to book reservations, please visit www.infinite-living.org.