Members in the news

SAGE members tend to be movers and shakers in the senior-living industry, and we celebrate their accomplishments! We encourage all members to CONTACT US with their newsworthy achievements. 

Kendal Names SAGE Member Stephen G. Bailey Senior Vice President for New Business & Development 8/6/17

Stephen G. Bailey, who joined Kendal’s corporate staff in 2012 as Project Director, has been named Senior Vice President for New Business & Development. Kendal, a leader in the field of aging services with headquarters in the southeastern Pennsylvania/metro Philadelphia area, is among the 10 largest not-for-profit senior living organizations in the U.S.

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An interview with Kelley Hoffman: Purposeful senior living environments 5/18/17

"For more than 17 years, Kelley Hoffman has been designing interior spaces to enhance and enrich the lives of seniors across the country. Designing for all levels of care, she has spent nearly two decades playing a significant role in the senior living industry shift from an institutional model of care to one that is resident-focused and creates welcoming, safe, comfortable communities where seniors feel at home."

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JW Design opens new office 5/12/17

JW Design, the Royal Oak-based architectural and interior design firm specializing in health care, senior lifestyle, and educational facilities, has opened a new office in Duncansville, Pennsylvania with four full time staff members and several projects already in the pipeline.  

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JW Design SAGE Members: Kevin Boyle, Daniel DeRemer, John Savitski, Joseph Wronski


  SAGE members Mitch Elliott (SAGE President) and Kelley Hoffman join Senior Living team at RDG Planning & Design 2/24/17

"The Senior Living legacy at RDG is growing from good to great to world class!  RDG Planning & Design is adding depth and breadth to their current base of Senior Living expertise with the hiring of five key team members, including offering interior design services. The accumulative 101 years of Senior Living experience that these industry influencers bring to RDG is extraordinary."              

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Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA) opens four new communities this year with 13 more in the works 1/6/17

 “We believe that families nationwide are looking for a modern and innovative interpretation of assisted living and memory care,” said Chief Development Officer and SAGE Director Charlie Jennings. “HRA offers a meaningful lifestyle with modern and luxurious amenities that are well above current industry standards. Our new residents are going to joyfully discover new homes where they want to live, rather than somewhere they have to go.” 

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The Weitz Company helps The Woodlands at John Knox Village achieve LEED Gold Certification 1/5/17

"We're proud to have been the construction manager and general contractor that helped The Woodlands at John Knox Village in Pompano Beach, Fla., achieve LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The skilled nursing facility was the first in Florida to be built using the Green House model of care. Congrats to our entire project team that contributed to this accomplishment. #Weitz #BuildABetterWay"

NOTE: The Weitz Company also helps SAGE members connect at the Environments for Aging and Leading Age Conferences by sponsoring our Member Receptions. Thank you, Weitz (and SAGE member Andrew Fisher)!


Erdman names SAGE member and former board member Rob Pfauth Director of Planning for Continuum Care

"As a former board member of the Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE) and a member of the AIA Design for Aging Knowledge Community, Rob understands how the senior living sphere operates, and what keeps providers up at night." 

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SAGE member Rudy Friesen shares insights in AIA newsletter and Enlivening Edge 11/8/16

CLICK HERE for Rudy's article, "Bringing long-term care back into community" in the October, 2016 AIA Newsletter. 

CLICK HERE for Rudy's article, "Re-imagining Long-term Care" in Enlivening Edge



SAGE member Scott Pfeifer joins leadership team at RDG  7/28/16

My passion is creating environments for our nation’s elders and enabling them to maximize meaning in their lives.” 

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SAGE pioneer Maggie Calkins takes on new role 7/5/16

Maggie Calkins is the new executive director of The Meyer-Rothschild Foundation

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The Weitz Company and Spellman Brady & Company team up to unveil impressive expansion of Sagewood Acacia Health Center 6/14/16

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The Weitz Company SAGE members:  Andrew Fisher

The Spellman Brady Company SAGE members: Kelley Hoffman


"Therapeutic Gardens: Design for Healing Spaces" co-authored by SAGE Board Member Amy Wagenfeld, earns EDRA's 2016 Great Places Book Award. 5/4/16

The Landscape Architects Network calls the book "A must have for everyone involved in planning therapeutic gardens.…Beautifully published, which makes it a real gem in every landscape architect’s library."

Congratulations, Amy!  Learn more about the EDRA Great Places Awards HERE. 


SAGE President Mitch Elliott to present at AOTA National Conference

Mitch Elliott, AIA, President of SAGE, will be co-presenting with Carolyn Sithong at the AOTA National Conference in Chicago, IL on Friday, April 7th.  They will be bringing to life a webinar they previously recorded entitled, "Enabling Design".  This will be the 96th annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association.  Mitch will be representing SAGE, as well as health care providers, who are focused on resident/patient-centered care.  Occupational therapists, along with other therapy professionals, will learn about design, empowerment and post occupancy evaluations as a method of reinforcing design that enables independence and wellness.  Carolyn Sithong is the wife of our very own, Alec Sithong, Vice President of SAGE.  Amy Wagonfeld, a board member for SAGE, was very instrumental in bringing this educational opportunity to fruition through the AOTA. 

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SAGE Board Member Fred Worley to present to AIA Austin 3/3/16

Fred will "provide an overview of the revisions to the 2012 and 2015 editions of NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code, to encourage designing and building less institutional nursing homes with more homelike atmospheres."

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SAGE Board Member Amy Wagenfeld earns American Occupational Therapy Association Roster of Fellows Award (FAOTA)  3/3/16

The AOTA Roster of Fellows recognizes members of AOTA, who with their knowledge and expertise, have made a significant contribution to the continuing education and professional development of members of the Association. Amy is recognized for: “Interprofessional occupations-based therapeutic garden design across lifespans.”

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Hart, Gaugler & Associates, Inc. announces new principals  2/23/16

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Hart, Gaugler & Associates, Inc. SAGE members:  John Kimble



Vetter Health Services recognized as a best place to work in Omaha  2/22/16

http://www.omaha.com/money/picks-for-the-best-workplaces-in-omaha/article_c2c62f4f-097e-53a4-a6a9-20bf34951f0a.html

Vetter SAGE members: Mitch Elliott, Michael Brandt, Kimberly Elliott, Steve Hansen, Katie Mantz, Mary Matuszeski, John Sohl, Joel Wichman


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