A comprehensive and practical approach to designing for the growing senior market<br> <br> As people live longer, stay healthier, and enjoy more disposable income, their use of hospitality services is increasing dramatically. Hospitality Design for the Graying Generation helps you cater to this expanding market by providing critical information on designing facilities which are sensitive to the needs of the over-65 population. With the important principles explained in this book, designing for the senior consumer can be creative, cost-effective, and benefit all consumers without sacrificing style.<br> <br> This indispensable guide includes: <br> * A Universal Design approach that can be applied to both commercial and residential projects, going beyond compliance with ADA guidelines <br> * A wide range of hospitality design, including restaurants, hotel guest rooms, lobbies, and lounges <br> * Design principles beautifully illustrated with concise, detailed drawings <br> * Extensive coverage of the specific physical needs and psychology of seniors, including physical strength, hearing, sight, color preferences, and other areas <br> * A quick-reference checklist of "senior-friendly" design features<br> <br> <br> When the interior design needs of the over-65 market are met, all potential users gain, regardless of age or ability. This accessible book is an invaluable resource for designers, operators, and other professionals throughout the hospitality industry.<br> <br> With millions of baby boomers rapidly approaching retirement age, the over-65 age group is the fastest-growing segment of the population. As they become healthier, live longer, and have more disposable income, their use of hospitality services, such as hotels and restaurants, will increase dramatically. Whether you are a designer or a hospitality professional, Hospitality Design for the Graying Generation helps you plan for this growing market by providing you with critical information for designing facilities that accommodate the needs of all generations.<br> <br> Clearly written and generously illustrated, Hospitality Design for the Graying Generation shows you how to address the specific physical and psychological needs of seniors, with detailed chapters on mobility, hearing, vision, color preferences, and other important areas. Going beyond ADA guidelines, Alfred Baucom's Universal Design approach enables you to integrate senior-friendly design principles into a wide range of specific environments --from lobbies, common areas, and public restrooms to restaurants, lounges, and hotel guest rooms.<br> <br> In meeting the needs of the over-65 market, Hospitality Design for the Graying Generation ensures that all potential users, regardless of age or ability, will be well accommodated.
This text shows the reader how to plan and develop a restaurant or foodservice space. Topics covered include concept design, equipment identification and procurement, design principles, space allocation, electricity and energy management, environmental concerns, safety and sanitation, and considerations for purchasing small equipment, tableware, and table linens. This book is comprehensive in nature and focuses on the whole facility-with more attention to the equipment-rather than emphasizing either front of the house or back of the house.
A complete blueprint for all types of restaurant development--from concept through construction
Theft can be one of the hardest challenges a bar or restaurant manager faces. Theft is hard to detect, hard to stop, and unfortunately very common in the restaurant industry. It is by no means impossible for trusted employees to steal hundreds and hundreds of dollars each night. This can eat into revenue and profit. This can limit the ability of a business to grow and expand. At the very bottom of it all, this is just wrong. Often, a manager surrounded by thieves, will not even know they are there, slowly lining their pockets. They just don't even know they are there, let alone how to stop them. From my experience in the corporate world, the techniques in this book are rarely if ever taught, but they are desperately needed by many managers. In this book, I will explain exactly how employees can steal from you and I will teach you how to put a stop to it.
This book is the second in a series entitled 'Learning and Development for a Better World' and it explores the potential for self-directed lifelong action learning (LAL) by focusing on the design of development pathways with and for young adults. The book considers the reasons why LAL pathways are needed and draws on innovative approaches used by the Global University for Lifelong Learning (including micro enterprise, peace-building, music, sport and the creative arts) with examples from nine countries. The aim is to offer a timely response to the pressing global problem of access to learning and development for marginalized young people during the vulnerable period from their mid-teens to mid-twenties. This book is an engaging and compelling text. I enjoyed the flow of ideas and the key messages of need and solution that it provides. The authors are articulate and convincing in their crafted messages - as well as passionate. Reading this book is time well spent and both enjoyable and instructional. Brendan Bartlett, Professor of Education, Institute of Learning Sciences Australia, Australian Catholic University This book will help both policy makers and those working with young people to change lives. In many areas of the world, young people, particularly women, lead impoverished lives. Developing approaches to lifelong action learning with these young adults will provide hope for the future. Emer Clarke, Formerly Area Director of the UK Learning and Skills Council The plight of millions of young people is clearly worsening as social and economic divisions increase and deepen. This book will serve those well who want to agitate for change and reform based on a belief in social justice and equality of access to learning and economic fairness for all young people. David Davies, Professor Emeritus and Former Executive Dean, University of Derby, UK This book is a valuable resource, an indispensable text and a must read for all working with young people. What captured my attention most was the way in which it illustrates how access to purposeful learning and development can be provided to marginalized young people. Eldrie Gouws, Professor, Department of Psychology of Education, University of South Africa This is a significant and far reaching response to the global problem of young adults' unemployment and lack of educational opportunities, especially in disadvantaged, remote and poverty-stricken communities in developing as well as developed countries. It is of interest to a wide audience of readers, including youth, parents, educators, non-profit organizations, governments and churches. Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt, Co-author, 'Lifelong Action Learning for Community Development: Learning and Development for a Better World', Sense Publishers, 2013
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