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Monday, March 21, 2011
8:30 — 9:30 a.m.
R01 — Utilizing the Senior Living Sustainability Guide (SLSG)
Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ACHA, AAHID, LEED AP, Principal, JSR Associates, Inc.
David Green, Executive in Residence, Center for Community Partnerships, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
 

Creating sustainable environments that continue over many decades to provide maximum benefit to residents is the objective of senior living facility owners and designers. For two years a national volunteer team has been developing a Senior Living Sustainability Guide (SLSG) to assist with this objective. This roundtable will share the completed SLSG and plans for pilot testing. Participants will discuss in-depth the four dimensions for achieving long lasting sustainability and how to realize them.

 
 
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8:30 — 9:30 a.m.

R02 — Creating Sustainable Transformation—The Longitudinal Process of Culture Change
Meldrena Chapin, PhD, FMii, EDRA, IDEC, Placemaking Consultant & Professor of Interior Design, Savannah College of Art and Design®

Culture change is the solution to creating resident-responsive senior environments. The culture change process moves a senior care facility from a medical model of care to a holistic philosophy in resident-centered care. This roundtable will explore culture change and the tools, actions and processes that organizations undertake in order to alter the out-dated habits and assumptions of institutional care. You will explore the hidden role design plays in culture change, including the congruence between the physical, social, and organizational environments found within senior care settings.

 
 
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8:30 — 9:30 a.m.

 

R03 — New Ways of Thinking—The Future of Senior Living - SOLD OUT!
Elizabeth Brawley, AIA, FIIDA, ACHA, AAHID, LEED AP, President, Design Concepts Unlimited

Increases in longevity, advances in home medical and assistive technologies and new adaptable concepts for residential and community living are a few of the converging factors that hold promise for independent living and aging. This roundtable will explore emerging trends and discuss ways to provide a guiding framework for thinking about living environments and how their designs can be based compatibly on the unique needs of senior residents.

 
 
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8:30 — 9:30 a.m.

R04 — Technology and the Future of Environments for Aging - SOLD OUT!
Jon A. Sanford, M.Arch, Director, Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Architecture,

GA TechCurrent and future technologies have a profound impact on environments for aging and huge implications for improved quality of life. During this spirited roundtable, learn from your and experts in the field about the shared challenges, and innovative solutions of the future of technology in aging environments and its real life implications.

 
 
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8:30 — 9:30 a.m.

R05 — It Takes a Village•To Age in Place
Maggie Calkins, PhD, CAPS, EDAC, President, IDEAS
Amy Carpenter, AIA, LEED, Principal, Wallace Roberts & Todd
John Schwab, AIA, LEED, President/CEO, The Hickman

Come hear about and discuss the rapidly growing village concept in environments for aging. You will discuss new models where neighbors support neighbors and communities support individuals, enabling them to age in place. Also discussed will be the emergence of naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs) as well as adult day care as options for aging in place in the community.

 
 
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8:30 — 9:30 a.m.

R06 — Welcome Home—What Do Baby Boomers Want?
Jeffrey Levine, AIA, LEED-accredited Architect/Planner/Urban Designer
 
This interactive discussion will present the findings of a survey used to determine the features of home design most important to prospective buyers of the Baby Boom generation, including universal design and sustainability features. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and contribute to these findings and provide suggestions for how the research can be rolled out to the building community.
 
 
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