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David A. Green Memorial Award

Learn about the 2020 David Green Memorial Award winner, Connor Chelmecki. 

David Green, a monumental force and radical visionary, revolutionized the way we think, feel, operate, and design environments for older adults. He is credited with developing the first households in a nursing-home setting within the United States based upon an innovative approach for memory care supported by OBRA ’87.

The David A. Green Memorial Award provides an Environments for Aging Conference Experience to a first-time attendee. 

The Award:

Environments for Aging (EFA) Conference Experience

  • Full-conference registration for the 2020 Environments for Aging Conference and Expo in Louisville, KY (April 25-28, 2020) compliments of Emerald Expositions.
  • Attend SAGE-sponsored sessions with a SAGE thought leader.
  • Transportation--SAGE will arrange and prepay transportation to and from Louisville.
  • Lodging at conference hotel (Arranged and prepaid by SAGE).
  • Meals and local transportation--Some meals are included with full-conference registration. Award recipient will receive a daily stipend to cover additional meals and local transportation.
  • Networking opportunities with SAGE members and leaders at the SAGE member reception as well as scheduled meals with some of the greatest minds of SAGE.
  • One-year complimentary SAGE membership.
Award Value: 
Approximately $3,000 (but can one put a value on such a great opportunity?!)
  • This is not a cash award. 


Because David was one of the founding members of SAGE and was instrumental in creating the major principals that guide it today, SAGE is pleased to administer this award.


Applicants must be first-time Environments for Aging Conference attendees and have no more than five years experience in the senior-living industry. The idea behind this award to is to make this conference experience a possibility for someone just getting started in the senior-living industry. Many SAGE members will tell you that EFA is simply the BEST conference out there for architects, designers, regulators, educators, students, consultants, providers, and others who are committed to excellence in senior living. 

    For more information regarding the SAGE vision, CLICK HERE

    Entry Instructions: 

    The application process for the 2020 David Green Memorial Award is now closed. 

    Fund Longevity:

    This is a perpetual fund that continues to grow through generous contributions from the many supporters of David Green’s vision. We hope that as the fund grows, we will be able to make the EFA Conference Experience opportunity available to even more future industry leaders.

    Help us ensure the longevity and impact of the David A. Green Memorial Fund by making a contribution HERE.

    Special thanks to Emerald Expositions for their generous contribution of discounted accommodations and a complimentary EFA Conference Registration for the award recipient.

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