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Education is a cornerstone in the purpose and mission for SAGE. This educational initiative is primarily executed through a relationship with Emerald Expositions and the Environments for Aging (EFA) brand. SAGE leadership serves on the education and content committee for the EFA Conference, along with the Center for Health Design, AIA Design for Aging and IIDA. SAGE’s focus in the building of conference content revolves around the core design principles and philosophy of SAGE…person-centered and outcomes based. Many SAGE members have been long time presenters of education at the Environments for Aging (EFA) Conference over the years and continue to play vital roles in education for senior living.

In addition to conference-based education, SAGE continues to build a strong electronic, web-based education platform. The goal of the SAGEducation Committee is to provide monthly webinars that are content-rich and interactive, involving thought leaders in the industry. SAGE webinars are AIA approved and FREE for members. SAGE members can access recordings of most SAGE webinars HERE

Following is a list of past SAGE webinars that are available for members to view at any time. Not a member yet? Learn more about SAGE membership. 

EFA Remodel/Renovation Competition: A Review of 2019

Modification Guidelines for the Creation of a COVID-19/Infectious Disease Unit in an Existing Long Term Care Facility

Virtual Reality for Seniors: From Design to Engagement

Senior Living Environments: Healthcare or Hospitality?

Top Design Challenges Faced by Owners, Residents, and Design Professionals

Effective Site Visits: More Than A Road Trip

Smart Buildings: The Internet of Things and Seniors

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

Notes from the Field: A SAGE Post-Occupancy Evaluation

Cooperative Living: Sounds Cool, But What Is It and Does It Work?

Stuck in the Middle: Strategy and Design to Serve the Mid-income Senior Market

Human Interaction: The Programming Missing Link

A Small Assisted Living Home for Every Neighborhood

SAGE Webinar: Will Your Community Weather the Storm? Resilient Design Strategies for Senior Living

EFA Remodel/Renovation Competition--A Review of 2018

Creating Community / Engaging Community Through the Built Environment

Programming and Design for Wellness Centers

A Closer Look at the Sensory Environment through a SAGE POE: Cypress Cove Memory Care Assisted Living Households (Part Two)

An Analysis of Design Goals and Outcomes through a SAGE POE: Cypress Cove Memory Care Assisted Living Households (Part One)

A Review of the 2018 EFA Design Showcase

25 Good Reasons to Come out of Your Room

Breaking Bad--Resident-Centered Regulatory Improvements

Multidisciplinary Design-- Creating Inspired Senior Living Environments

Designing Supportive Environments for People with Low Vision: Tools and Techniques

Market Research Should Support Design Decisions

EFA Remodel Renovation Competition: A Review of 2017

Lighting for Elders

Q&A on Evidence-Based Design, Codes, and Environments for Individuals Living with Dementia

The Use of a Virtual Nature Room in Memory Care to Reduce Stress-Related Emotions in People with Dementia

Research and Code Changes Around Grab Bars and Showers

Beyond Aging in Place: Opportunities and Innovative Solutions in Universal Design

The Impact of Aging on the Built Environment

Households Version 2.0: A Discussion of Operations and Architecture

Designing with Longevity in Mind

The Power of the Post-Occupancy Evaluation: Advancing Person-Centered Environments

Skilled Care Community Post-Occupancy Review: Applying Lessons Learned to Future Construction

Biologically Focused Lighting for Health and Wellness

The Perceived Value of Nature and Design of Gardens that Promote Use

Environments for Aging’s Remodel/Renovation Competition: A Review of 2016

Initiating Memory Care: The Three Most Important Questions to Be Answered

The Household Model: One Size Doesn't Fit All

Households: A Discussion of History, Design Process, Operations, and Architecture

Intelligent Design for Code-compliant Bathing Facilities

Innovation in the Face of Change


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Please go to the events calendar for updates on upcoming educational opportunities.

All recorded SAGE webinars are available for members to access 24/7 on the Members Only page. 

If you would like to help drive the quality of education within SAGE or would like to participate in these educational opportunities, please contact the SAGEducation Chair, Christine Soma, for more information.

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