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2016 Environments for Aging Expo & Conference

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April 9-12 | Austin, TX

WHAT: The Environments for Aging Expo & Conference offers the latest strategies and ideas for creating functional and attractive living environments that meet the needs of our aging population. During this comprehensive three-day learning experience, attendees will network with peers while learning the latest innovations and best practices in senior friendly design for long-term and residential care settings.

Community tours offer insights into innovations of senior living designs. These walk-throughs provide real-life examples of incorporating best practice techniques, new enrichment opportunities, and memory & dementia care focused design.

Workshops provide an in-depth look at processes and procedures utilized across continuum of care, from CCRC design where some residents may still be independent, to memory and dementia care design.

WHERE: Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX

WHEN: April 9-12, 2016

WHO: Jeff Anderzhon, Andrew Alden and Jeff Bogart will be attending 

WHY: Attendees will share common goals and innovations as well as building, architecture, and best practices. Don’t miss the opportunity to gain inspiration through a gathering of like-minded, forward-thinking individuals instrumental in the creation of future living environments for the aging. Best practices for products and materials, along with current trends in colors, mood setting, and use of space all contribute to the various aspects of senior friendly design. 

Please join EUA's senior living experts to talk about the services EUA can provide!


Sun, Apr 10, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
E03-Environments for Aging's Remodel/Renovation Competition: A Review of 2015

Andrew Alden AIA, Senior Planner/Designer, Eppstein Uhen Architects

Track: Successful Remodeling and Repositioning

Environments for Aging's annual Remodel/Renovation Competition, with support from SAGE, sheds light on many little-seen projects that have noteworthy aspects for inspiring renovation projects, big or small. This presentation will highlight winners as well as other submissions, and provide tips for providers, designers and project submitters alike. Attendees will meet the individuals involved in these various projects, explore renovation ideas for a variety of settings, and identify renovation ideas with construction costs ranging from a few hundred to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Attendees will also learn about the competition submission process and key elements to include in a successful submission.

Learn more about the presentation here.
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Sun, Apr 10, 2016 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
E09-Households: A Discussion of History, Design Process, Operations, and Architecture    

Jeffrey Anderzhon FAIA, Senior Planner/Design Architect, Eppstein Uhen Architects
Lorraine G. Hiatt PhD, Environmental Gerontologist, Planning Research and Design Consultation
Andrew Alden AIA, Senior Planner/Designer, Eppstein Uhen Architects

Track: Applied Research

Many communities struggle with existing care environments for older adults that are outdated and do not support contemporary operational models. Over the past few years, numerous designs (such as household/neighborhood models) have been proclaimed as complete solutions for the issues faced by care providers. The success of innovative layouts are dependent on an integrative design process based on recognition of the unique culture and program. Inflexible designs are less successful and may result in buyer's remorse. This presentation advances understanding of current and future trends from a marketing, operational, and physical environment perspective that are critical to ensure the ongoing vitality of your community.

Mon, Apr 11, 2016 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
E38-International Senior Care Environments: Program and Environment Collaboration to Create Community   

Jeffrey Anderzhon FAIA, Senior Planner/Design Architect, Eppstein Uhen Architects
Stephen Judd PhD, FAICD, Chief Executive, HammondCare
Emily Roberts PhD, MA, Assistant Professor, Design, Housing, and Merchandising, College of Human Sciences, Oklahoma State University

Track: Successful Aging in the Community

The world of senior care and demographics is changing significantly. If we simply focus on local or regional needs and trends, we will lose sight of a larger picture of aging and miss opportunities for innovation. Understanding innovative and successful senior care designs from around the world and how those designs interact with care programs can inform and improve designs and programs elsewhere. Explore a broader, international knowledge base that can ultimately enrich resident experience. This exploration will be presented through a series of case studies that examine responses to regulation, market forces, and design challenges from Europe, Japan, Korea, Canada, and Australia.

Mon, Apr 11, 2016 - 8:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Deep-Dive Workshop
D02-The Good, The Ugly, The Annoying and the Absent:  How to Collaborate on Socially Engaging Interiors for those Challenged Memory and Movement   

Lorraine G. Hiatt PhD, Environmental Gerontologist, Planning Research and Design Consultation
Jeff Bogart, ASID, Senior Interior Designer-Associate, Eppstein Uhen Architects, MKE
Luanne Reese, Chief Strategy Officer, Mease Manor
Brenda Landes, AIA, CID, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Project Associate/Project Manager, SFCS, Inc.

Track: Supporting and Improving Memory Care

How successful are newer interior design solutions for elders in eliciting residual memory and more fluid, competent and frequent movements in every day social settings? This practical deep dive session provides the newest research on the significance of socializing with an array of topical examples.  Session attendees will be invited into two participatory dialogues, applying design interventions that strengthen impact and a stronger business case for involvement and examines the products/services needed for change. Attendees will also work hands-on with visuals on memory and movement and their implications for outcomes in new versus remodeled settings. Take-home tools for better space evaluations and translate ideas into guiding design principles.                                         

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