Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Notes from the Field: A SAGE Post-Occupancy Evaluation


    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    1 pm ET, noon CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT

    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

    In early 2019, a multidisciplinary team of SAGE members completed a post-occupancy evaluation (POE) of LivGenerations Ahwatukee in Phoenix, Arizona to compare stated design goals against outcomes. Additionally, the POE measured how the building is functioning for both residents and staff. This research uses CITI protocols which ensures the highest level and rigor in research . Dive into the results of this POE as SAGE continues the tradition of helping providers and designers learn from winning projects.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand why aesthetics aren’t the only measure of successful design projects.

    • Learn how stated design goals translate into real-life operational and resident experiences.

    • Hear from a team of multidisciplinary perspectives regarding how this building’s design features are working for the residents and staff, and where it’s not.

    • Discover why the SAGE POE is a valuable tool for evaluating the design of a building in use.

    Presented by:

    Amy Carpenter, AIA, LEED AP

    Vice President

    SFCS Architects

    Migette Kaup, PhD, IDEC, IIDA, ASID, EDAC


    Kansas State University

    The 2019 SAGE Post-Occupancy Evaluation was sponsored by

    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Striders

    The LeadingAge Annual Meeting + Expo is coming up (October 27-30, 2019), 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 29, 2019

    5:30-7:30 pm Pacific


    100 J Street

    San Diego, CA 92101

    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. 

    There is still ONE Silver Sponsorship opportunity available! Learn more about sponsorship benefits, and contact us if you'd like to join the following sponsors in supporting this event!

    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!







    • Wednesday, November 06, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Webinar

    2019 EFA Design Showcase: A Presentation of Industry-Leading Design Excellence


    Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    1 pm ET, noon CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT

    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!


    This webinar will highlight some of the award-winning projects from Environments for Aging magazine’s 2019 Design Showcase. Representatives from the winning teams will share their unique projects, highlighting the challenges they encountered and design solutions implemented. The panel will explore important ideas for the design community to incorporate into future environments to achieve the same level of success in answering the needs of residents, families, staff, and the greater community. This presentation will be valuable to those operating and designing senior environments as well as those considering entering a project into the 2020 EFA Design Showcase.

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn about design attributes, challenges, and solutions employed to create award-winning environments for aging.

    • Understand innovative industry and design trends that represent important concepts to incorporate into future environments.

    • Learn how senior housing providers are positively impacting resident quality of life, and the experience for staff and family.

    • Gain valuable insights into the design award submission, review, and award process.

    Presented by

    Rob Simonetti, AIA Design Director, SWBR   SAGE President

    Carol Elia, ASID, LEED-AP Owner and Principal Designer, CR Design   Jury Representative

    Joseph Billig, AIA  Senior Vice President, Architecture, Touchmark Development and Construction   Award of Merit, Touchmark in the West HIlls

    Ray Yancey, AIA  Director, LRS Architects  Honorable Mention, The Springs Living at Lake Oswego

    David McGill, Vice President, SFCS   Honorable Mention, Thistledown Co-Living House, Garden Spot Village

    • Thursday, December 12, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Smart Buildings: The Internet of Things and Seniors


    Thursday, December 12, 2019

    1 pm ET, noon CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT

    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!


    Technology is revolutionizing the way we live, how we communicate, and how we care for ourselves and one another. The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way senior living communities are connecting, serving, and caring for their residents. Implemented well, technology strategies and products could keep seniors connected and safe and help alleviate some of the stress on the caregivers supporting them. However, there are concerns and pitfalls to avoid about the connectivity of all things. This session will highlight useful technology and applications for senior living, while keeping potential security and privacy issues in mind.

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify how products, technologies, and design strategies combine to make smart environments.

    • Identify senior-specific care and community technologies and products.

    • Assess the pitfalls and challenges of integrating these technologies into care design.

    • Explore future resources for the implementation of smart technology strategies into care design.

    Presented by:

    Grant Warner, AIA, LEED AP

    Principal, D2 Architecture

Past events

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Cooperative Living: Sounds Cool, But What Is It and Does It Work?
Thursday, August 29, 2019 Stuck in the Middle: Strategy and Design to Serve the Mid-income Senior Market
Thursday, July 25, 2019 Human Interaction: The Programming Missing Link
Thursday, June 27, 2019 A Small Assisted Living Home for Every Neighborhood
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 SAGE Webinar: Will Your Community Weather the Storm? Resilient Design Strategies for Senior Living--Guest of Presenter
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 SAGE Webinar: Will Your Community Weather the Storm? Resilient Design Strategies for Senior Living
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 SAGE Webinar: EFA Remodel/Renovation Competition--A Review of 2018
Sunday, April 07, 2019 SAGE Member Reception
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Creating Community/Engaging Community Through the Built Environment
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Programming and Design for Wellness Centers
Thursday, December 06, 2018 A Closer Look at the Sensory Environment through a SAGE POE: Cypress Cove Memory Care Assisted Living Households (Part Two)
Thursday, November 08, 2018 An Analysis of Design Goals and Outcomes through a SAGE POE: Cypress Cove Memory Care Assisted Living Households (Part One)
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 SAGE Annual Meeting and Member Reception
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 A Review of the 2018 EFA Design Showcase
Thursday, September 20, 2018 SAGE Webinar: 25 Good Reasons to Come Out of Your Room
Thursday, August 23, 2018 SAGE Webinar: Breaking Bad--Resident-Centered Regulatory Improvements
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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