COVID-19 Update: SAGE wishes to thank all our members for their continued passion and dedication to seniors during this time of global crisis. The SAGE team remains active serving seniors and our educational webinars will continue as usual. Please check back to our COVID-19 page for resources shared by our members regarding environmental enhancements and ideas to participate in the COVID-19 response. As always please stay safe and know the work you are doing is transformational to the lives of seniors!

Welcome to SAGE

SAGE is a collaboration of like-minded individuals with the common goal of improving physical environments for older adults.

Great minds learn with SAGE!

SAGE is pleased to offer monthly webinars presented by industry experts. Webinars are FREE for SAGE members and $50 for nonmembers. (Another great reason to become a member!)

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What We Do

SAGE fosters a multi-disciplinary membership consisting of aging service providers, design professionals, regulators, residents, researchers, manufacturers, educators and students.

SAGE partners with organizations to jointly advocate for physical environments that improve quality of life for elders and that sustain resident-centered care and aging in place.

SAGE members jury design competitions, organize and present educational sessions and webinars, and conduct post-occupancy evaluations of environments for older adults, among other activities.

SAGE encourages implementation of evidence-based design research.

SAGE advocates for and participates in regulatory reform for more effective environments.

Design Principles

Physical Safety and Psychological Security

Environment as a therapeutic Resource

Holism and Well-Being

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