Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 19, 2017
    • 12:00 PM

    This course is AIA approved for one Health, Safety, and Welfare Learning Unit (LU/HSW).

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

    This session was originally presented at the 2017 Environments for Aging Conference. 

    Building upon the success of a previous presentation, this session provides an in-depth analysis of the link between environmental aspects and operational efficiencies in long-term care settings. Many communities struggle with existing care environments for older adults that are outdated and do not support contemporary operational models. Yet numerous designs (e.g., household/neighborhood models) have been claimed as complete solutions for the issues faced by care providers. The success of innovative layouts are dependent on an integrative design process. This presentation offers participants an understanding of trends from an operational and physical environment perspective that are critical to ensure the ongoing vitality of your community.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand how the physical environment impacts direct caregiving, staffing, food service, and social interaction.
    • Learn about trends that are helping to shape the physical environment, care program, and operations.
    • Discuss and appraise contemporary architectural designs created for older adult care environments and the operational methodology assumed for those layouts.
    • Gain knowledge through interactive discussion focusing on participant experiences with their own operational and environmental designs.

    Presented by


    Lorraine Hiatt
    Planning Research
    & Design Consultation
    Jeffrey Anderzhon
    Senior Planner/
    Design Architect
    Eppstein Uhen

    Andrew Alden
    Senior Planner/Designer
    Eppstein Uhen Architects 

    • Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mulate's--201 Julia St. New Orleans, LA 70130

    Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this event possible. Great minds sponsor SAGE!  We still have one GOLD and two SILVER sponsorships available. Learn more HERE.

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    • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    • 12:00 PM

    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!

    Course Description

    This course provides an overview of the impact of aging on the built environment, and proposes how novel solutions may be identified by integrating Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs, Universal Design and the Triple Bottom Line for Sustainability. The course begins by recapping key demographics which define the aging population. It continues by defining the key principles of Maslow's Hierarchy, Universal Design and the Triple Bottom Line and illustrating how these concepts intuitively merge with and conceivably reinforce each other. The discussion also includes Models of Care and Special Requirements including: Aging in Place, The Village Movement, Social Networks, Active Living, the Esther Model, the Hospital at Home Model and Geriatric Triage in Emergency Departments. Key evidence-based design strategies drawing on current research will also be discussed, as well as the sharing of expert knowledge presented in case study format by well-known experts including; Lorraine G. Hiatt, PhD; Margaret Calkins, PhD and Charlotte Yeh, MD. It concludes with a recap of Evidence -Based Design Resources available through The Center for Health Design. 

    Learning Objectives

    1. Understanding universal design for aging

    2. Identifying the models of care and special requirements for an aging population

    3. Understanding evidence-based design strategies applicable to senior living

    4. Learning about expert knowledge available for these unique environments

    Presented by

    Keith Gray  Director of Applied Research, J+J Flooring Group

    As J+J’s Director of Applied Research, Keith Gray leads the company’s human-centered research initiatives with his keen sense and ability to mine for narrative findings. Senior living has been a focal point of his research for over a decade.

    Keith is known for pioneering the launch of evidence-based design research for the flooring industry with his unique approach to studying the comprehensive effects of flooring on humans, human performance and institutional facility outcomes. Since their introduction, Gray’s research findings on ergonomics, acoustics, safety and health have shifted paradigms about flooring across all building types.

    Keith holds a Baccalaureate degree in Chemistry and Physics and a Master’s degree in Polymer Science and Engineering. He is a named inventor on over 100 US and foreign patents covering engineering plastics, technical textiles, automotive passenger restraints, floorcoverings and floorcovering installation systems.

    Melissa Piatkowski   Research Associate, Center for Health Design

    With a background in both architecture and social science, Melissa Piatkowski dedicates her career to one big research question: How can design improve health and well-being for people of all ages? Melissa’s passion as a Research Associate with The Center for Health Design is working with healthcare organizations, senior living groups, and designers to inform design with evidence and measure outcomes through new research. Melissa has a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from the University of Colorado and a Master’s in Environmental Psychology from Cornell University.

    Melissa's Credentials: Masters in Applied Research in Human-Environment Relations, Bachelors in Environmental Design, Lean Greenbelt for Facility Design, EDAC

    • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Adolphus Hotel--Dallas, Texas

    SAGE is pleased to collaborate with J+J Flooring on this event. Join these great SAGE minds in Dallas! Learn more and register HERE.

    • 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/

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