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Karla Gustafson

Professor of Gerontology::Certified Professional Gerontologist
Karla is a full time Professor of Gerontology at American River College. She also maintains a design firm, Ageless Designs, specializing in lifespan design. As a gerontologist, she realizes that change is inevitable in each person's lifetime. Changes in physical and cognitive abilities happen at any age. The key to successful aging is to be able to embrace change. Ageless Designs is a firm that helps individual be able to thrive in their home at any age with any challenges through Inclusive (aka Universal or Aging-in-Place) environments.

Karla's blends her academic knowledge and research to provide practical solutions to clients and to provide real life situations to her students. Inclusive environments are an often overlooked part of successful aging. Incorporating universal design features to age in place and utilizing evidence based design (EBD) choices for dementia care (memory units) are essential to engage and empower individuals of all ages so that all designs are inclusive.

It is her passion for teaching that drives her to educate her students and clients. Her belief is that our only failure in life is a failure to plan and design. Each individual regardless of age or ability has something to contribute. In this unheard of time of global aging it is important to utilize our human resources.