Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, August 23, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Webinar

    Great minds learn with SAGE!

    This course is AIA approved for one Learning Unit (LU). 

    Are you an ASID, IIDA, or IDS Member interested in earning CEU's for this course through IDCEC? CLICK HERE for more information!


    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    1 pm Eastern, Noon Central, 11 am Mountain, 10 am Pacific




    SAGE Webinar: Breaking Bad--Resident-Centered Regulatory Improvements

    The Facility Guidelines Institute has championed the creation of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities, which provides a resource for the development of person-centered long-term care environments. The Guidelines support innovative change in long-term care settings; foster positive outcomes for residents, families, and staff; and provide an alternative to current licensing codes, currently referenced and/or adopted by numerous states. In this presentation, a designer, a provider, and a former authority having jurisdiction will provide an overview of the revised Guidelines, highlight changes and updates, and share critical information for understanding the importance of the Guidelines to providers, regulators, and designers.

    Learning Objectives

    • Demonstrate the relevance of the Guidelines from a provider, regulator, and designer perspective. 
    • Learn how to implement the resident safety risk assessment as a tool for improving resident and family satisfaction. 
    • Demonstrate support for state adoption of the Guidelines. 
    • Gain information on the developments of updated regulations that remove barriers to design innovation.



    Principal/Founder | JSR Associates, Inc. 

    Steve Lindsey

    CEO | Garden Spot Village

    Skip Gregory, NCARB

    Owner | Health Facility Consulting

    • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Webinar


    Thursday, September 20, 2018

    1 pm Eastern, Noon Central, 11 am Mountain, 10 am Pacific


    25 Good Reasons to Come Out of Your Room

    All owners, operators, and designers understand the importance of finely designed apartments. But the real magic of living in a senior community is socialization and the myriad moments of laughter, exercise, worship, conversation, debate, and even gossip that mark the difference between joyful longevity and wasting away. Where does this happen? What does it look like? This presentation will scrutinize a plethora of venues as well as proven and creative ways to lure residents out of their rooms and into public spaces, all designed to bring good spirits and good health to residents in all levels of care.

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn about operational and design adjustments that inspire residents to pursue a richer social life outside of their rooms.
    • Identify ways to modify the design of common areas (interior and exterior) that encourage socialization.
    • Establish the importance of making these adjustments for the well-being of the residents, staff, and residents’ family members.
    • Reinforce the benefits of the active and engaged community through design case studies.


    David Dillard, FAIA

    Principal | D2 Architecture

    • Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Hard Rock Cafe--Philadelphia Room

    The LeadingAge Annual Meeting + Expo is coming up (October 28-31, 2018) ), and with it comes the SAGE Annual Meeting and Member (and guest!) Reception. Join us to network with some of the other great minds of SAGE!

    SAGE Annual Meeting and Member Reception

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    5:30-7:30 pm Eastern

    Hard Rock Cafe

    1113-31 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 

    (you don't even have to go outside to get here from the convention center...how convenient is that??)

    The SAGE Annual Meeting and Member Reception is a terrific opportunity for nonmembers to learn what SAGE is all about. We encourage each member to invite one potential member. If you would like to invite more than one guest, please CONTACT US as space is limited. 

    Great minds sponsor SAGE!

    Special thanks to the following companies for making this event possible. We encourage you to click on the links below and get to know our sponsors. We think they're pretty great!







Past events

Thursday, July 26, 2018 SAGE Webinar: Multidisciplinary Design-- Creating Inspired Senior Living Environments
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 SAGE Webinar--Designing Supportive Environments for People with Low Vision: Tools and Techniques
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 SAGE Webinar: Market Research Should Support Design Decisions
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 SAGE Webinar-- EFA Remodel Renovation Competition: A Review of 2017
Saturday, April 21, 2018 SAGE Member Reception
Saturday, April 21, 2018 Environments for Aging Expo & Conference
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 SAGE Webinar: Lighting for Elders
Friday, March 23, 2018 Deadline for Nominations: EFA Design Champions Awards
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Q&A on Evidence-Based Design, Codes, and Environments for Individuals Living with Dementia
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 SAGE Webinar: The Use of a Virtual Nature Room in Memory Care to Reduce Stress-Related Emotions in People with Dementia.
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Research and Code Changes Around Grab Bars and Showers
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Beyond Aging in Place: Opportunities and Innovative Solutions in Universal Design
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Dialogues: A Forum for Senior Living Thought Leaders
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 The Impact of Aging on the Built Environment
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 SAGE Annual Meeting and Member Reception
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Households Version 2.0: A Discussion of Operations and Architecture
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 SAGE Webinar: Designing with Longevity in Mind
Thursday, August 31, 2017 SAGE Webinar: The Power of the Post-Occupancy Evaluation: Advancing Person-Centered Environments
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 SAGE Webinar--Skilled Care Community Post-Occupancy Review: Applying Lessons Learned to Future Construction
Thursday, June 15, 2017 SAGE Webinar: Biologically Focused Lighting for Health and Wellness
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 SAGE Webinar: The Perceived Value of Nature and Design of Gardens that Promote Use
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 SAGE Board Strategic Planning Retreat
Thursday, March 23, 2017 SAGE Webinar: Environments for Aging’s Remodel/Renovation Competition: A Review of 2016
Sunday, February 26, 2017 SAGE Member Reception
Sunday, February 26, 2017 Environments for Aging Expo and Conference
Thursday, February 16, 2017 SAGE Webinar: Initiating Memory Care: The Three Most Important Questions to Be Answered
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 SAGE Webinar: The Household Model--One Size Doesn't Fit All
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 SAGE Webinar: Interprofessional Collaboration: The Role of Occupational Therapy in Senior Living Design
Friday, December 09, 2016 Reservation deadline for Environments for Aging Design Showcase
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 SAGE Webinar--Households: A Discussion of History, Design Process, Operations, and Architecture
Sunday, October 30, 2016 2016 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and EXPO
Thursday, October 13, 2016 SAGE Webinar - Intelligent Design for Code-compliant Bathing Facilities
Thursday, September 29, 2016 Innovation in the Face of Change - SAGE Webinar
Thursday, September 22, 2016 SAGE Board of Directors Call
Thursday, July 14, 2016 SAGE Board of Directors Call
Thursday, July 14, 2016 Environments for Aging 2017 Review of Presentation Proposals
Thursday, June 09, 2016 SAGE Officers' Conference Call
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 Judging Period--EFA Remodel/Renovation Competition
Saturday, April 09, 2016 SAGE Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday, April 09, 2016 Environments for Aging Expo and Conference
Thursday, March 03, 2016 SAGE Board of Directors Conference Call
Friday, January 15, 2016 EFA Design Showcase In-Person Jury
Thursday, January 14, 2016 SAGE Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 05, 2016 EFA Design Showcase Virtual Jury

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