Upcoming events

    • Thursday, April 09, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Virtual Reality for Seniors: From Design to Engagement

    Thursday, April 9, 2020

    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!


    Virtual reality (VR) offers opportunities for engagement, connection, and understanding for those living in senior living and care communities. For existing, new, or repositioned communities, VR design models allow current and future residents to see what their new home will look like and have input into the design process. VR can also be used to visually and emotionally transport groups of seniors to anywhere in the world and be used as part of engagement and reminiscent therapy for residents. Come hear how the virtual experience helps build conversation and socialization connecting residents in the design or destination experience and increases understanding of future occupied spaces and shared cognition.

    Learning Objectives

    • See how VR assists stakeholders in understanding the built environment and allows immediate cross-industry interface. 

    • Understand how VR provides engagement between owners/operators, families, and residents in the design process. 

    • Understand the impact of social isolation on the 65+ population and how the use of VR builds community and interpersonal connections. 

    • Explore VR as a dual-purpose building construction tool for the physical-plant building and areas for therapeutic wellness and personalized interventions.

    Presented by:

    Keith Bradley, Assoc. AIA

    Designer, Director of Marketing

    LWDA Design

    Kyle Rand

    Cofounder & CEO

    Rendever, Inc. 

    • Saturday, April 25, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Louisville, KY

    The Environments for Aging Conference and EXPO is coming up (April 26-28, 2020), and with it comes the SAGE Member (and guest!) Reception. Join us to network with some of the other great minds of SAGE!

    SAGE Member Reception

    Saturday, April 25, 2020

    6 to 8:30 pm Eastern

    21c Museum Hotel, Lower Level Gallery

    700 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

    The SAGE 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. 

    The SAGE member reception is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors (see below). 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.








    • Tuesday, May 05, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    EFA Remodel/Renovation Competition: A Review of 2019

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020

    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!


    Environments for Aging magazine’s annual Remodel/Renovation Competition, with support from SAGE, sheds light on projects that have noteworthy aspects to inspire future renovation projects, big or small. This presentation brings together winners from the 2019 competition to explore their specific projects and how they approached their unique environments to create spectacular new settings. Attendees will walk away with a thorough understanding of what types of challenges emerge during remodels and renovations and how these proven project teams addressed those challenges. Attendees will also learn about the competition submission process and key elements to include in a submission.

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn about renovation projects ranging in size, scope, and cost, from the winning project teams.
    • Obtain architectural and interior design ideas that impact resident quality of life, and the experience for staff and family.
    • Understand the importance of including operational factors when considering design decisions during a renovation project.
    • Gain tips for improving the success in submitting a project to the 2020 Remodel/Renovation Competition.

    Presented by

    Ric D'Amico - VP Development, The Belaire Group. SAGE Board Member, Discussion Moderator.

    Rob Pfauth, AIA, NCARB Director of Senior Living Planning, ERDMAN. SAGE Board Member, Jury Representative. 

    Meghan Kolund, CIDQ, LEED AP - Design Director, Wegman Design GroupGold Winner: Shell Point Retirement Community – The Crystal – Dining, Fort Myers, Fla.

    Luann Thoma-Holec, FASID, NCIDQ, CID - Principal & Founder, Thoma-Holec Design LLCSilver Winner: Sun Health Communities-Grandview Terrace – The Marketplace, Sun City West, Ariz.

    Craig Kimmel, AIA, LEED AP - Partner, RLPS ArchitectsBronze Winner: Patriots Colony–Dining, Williamsburg, Va

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