Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, March 22, 2018
    • 12:00 PM

    Due to the open Q&A format of this webinar, participants will not earn AIA credit for participation. However, you will learn from some of the best, brightest, and most experienced great minds in the industry!

    This is your opportunity to ask questions of three"sages" of SAGE- Maggie Calkins, Addie Abushousheh and Amy Carpenter.  Each has deep knowledge of environments for older adults and individuals living with dementia, person-centered care, codes and guidelines, shared residential settings and home and community.  In this unscripted session, we will respond to your questions on a wide array of topics, so come prepared with the questions you never get to ask in other webinars. 

    Dr. Margaret Calkins, EDAC, FGSA, is a SAGE founder and early pioneer of environments for individuals living with dementia.  After running her own consulting firm and research institute, she headed the Elliot program in Health Care Design at Kent State University and has worked extensively with many foundations. 

    Ms. Amy Carpenter, AIA, LEEP AP was recently named a “Leader of Tomorrow” by Long Term Living, Amy has over 20 years of experience, with the past 15 years focused on senior living design. Amy is a member of the Health Care Committee of the International Code Council and is actively involved with the National Fire Protection Agency code revision process. Amy frequently speaks at conferences such as Environments for Aging, LeadingAge and Pioneer Network.

    Dr. Addie Abushousheh is a gerontologist, researcher, and consultant for organizational and environmental development in long-term care. She explores cultural and bio-psycho-social perspectives, organizational structures and processes, physical environments, workforce models, and regulatory and financial frameworks in relation to decision making, resource management, and quality improvement.  Addie was integrally involved in the creation of and on-going revisions to the FGI’s Guidelines for the Design of Residential Health, Care  and Support Facilities. 

    • Friday, March 23, 2018

    Environments for Aging is introducing a new program to recognize the individuals who are advancing the design of senior living environments. The EFA Design Champions awards will honor those who have fought for design solutions that make a meaningful improvement in the lives of residents, staff, or the greater community.

    Tell us about the people you’ve worked with in the past two years who were champions for design, who understood the difference it can make, and who lobbied for change.

    Who on your leadership team rallied for a move away from an institutional setting and toward a household model of care, even if others were apprehensive? What member of your project team worked diligently to identify costs savings so important design solutions weren’t value engineered? Who collaborated closely with residents to identify their specific wants and needs or extended an ear to the local community to create innovative responses? Who challenged local codes or worked to improve regulations that restrict design possibilities?

    Help us celebrate this industry’s achievements in pushing senior living design forward. The deadline is March 23. CLICK HERE to submit a nomination today.

    The winners will be featured in the Summer 2018 issue of Environments for Aging and recognized during an awards luncheon at the 2019 EFA Expo & Conference.

    For questions, contact Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Kovacs Silvis at jennifer.silvis@emeraldexpo.com.

    • Saturday, April 21, 2018
    • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    • Savannah, Geogia

    SAGE members save 10% off full-conference registration--that basically pays for your SAGE dues! We will email a promo code to all SAGE members when registration opens for this event. 

    Learn more at https://www.environmentsforaging.com/

    Wondering WHY you should attend EFA18? These SAGE members answer the question, "Why EFA?"

    • Saturday, April 21, 2018
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Dub's on River Street--225 W River Street, Savannah, GA

    SAGE members and their guests are invited to kick off the 2018 Environments for Aging Expo and Conference at the SAGE Member Reception. Network with fellow SAGE members and introduce colleagues to SAGE. 

    SAGE members have been sent an emailed invitation. Please CONTACT US if you didn't receive yours! 

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Past events

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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