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Dialogues--A Forum for Senior Living Though Leaders

SAGE was pleased to collaborate with J+J Flooring for the  "Dialogues--A Forum for Senior Living Thought Leaders" event in Dallas. The November 9, 2017 half-day event featured SAGE speakers and explored the current trends driving the business of senior living and its design, the changing demographics of this market and the key impacts of aging on the built environment. 

The following sessions made up the event. All speakers are SAGE members. 

  • Refresh, Reposition, Rethink – Mitch Elliot, RDG Planning & Design Senior Partner and SAGE President, and Kelly Hoffman, RDG Planning Partner and Interior Designer, discussed designing through the lens of a business case model and explored the business trends and changing demographics that drive economic and care decisions in senior living, realizing when to refresh, reposition and rethink, and understanding the impact that design can have on business and vice versa.
  • The Impact of Aging on the Built Environment – Led by Keith Gray, Director of Applied Research for J+J Flooring Group, this AIA and EDAC accredited course provided an overview of the impact of aging on the built environment and proposed how novel solutions may be identified by integrating Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs, Universal Design and the Triple Bottom Line for Sustainability. Identifying models of care and special requirements for an aging population, evidence-based design strategies applicable to senior living also were discussed.
  • Designing Home with Changing Codes; 3 Perspectives – Fred Worley, SAGE National Board of Directors, Consultant and Former AHJ, Grant Warner, AIA, LEED AP and Principal with D2 Architecture, and Charles Wilson, Senior VP, Buckner Retirement Services, led this panel discussion on how to address hot button topics related to changing code compliance in a way that benefits residents and providers alike.

This event was just the first of six planned Dialogues events across the US. SAGE will share information of upcoming events as it becomes available. 

Learn more about Dialogues HERE



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