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2017 Environments for Aging Expo & Conference

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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.

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: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

WHEN: February 26 – March 1, 2017

WHOJeff Anderzhon (FAIA), Andrew Alden (MArch, Associate AIA) and Jeff Bogart (ASID) 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!


Presentations:

Mon, Feb 27, 2017 – 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
E07 - Environments for Aging's Remodel/Renovation Competition: A Review of 2016

Andrew Alden MArch, Associate AIA, Senior Planner/Designer, Eppstein Uhen Architects +
Jeff Bogart ASID, Senior Interior Designer / Associate, 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 noteworthy submissions. Attendees will meet the individuals involved in these various projects, explore renovation ideas for a variety of settings, and identify renovations 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 your own submission.



Tue, Feb 28, 2017 - 9:15 AM to 11:30 AM
D03 – Insights for Configuration and the Business Case for Design Improvements

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

Track: Deep Dive
What really happens in the spaces we design? This workshop will compare recent data and emerging themes (from creating social options, mobility, memory care, and effective staffing) to actual plan review. Participants will set and apply design criteria by using functional data on residents and staffing to evaluate traditional and recently emerging plans. Engage in small interest-focused groups to critique viability of specific design features in various markets. Take home insights, tools, and ideas for invigorating planning through provider input, and share ideas on what’s still missing. Make the business case for design as a viable participant in effective aging from residential living through health and memory care.


Wed, Mar 1, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
E42 – Households Version 2.0: A discussion on the Interaction of 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 MArch, Associate AIA, Senior Planner/Designer, Eppstein Uhen Architects

Track: Planning and Strategy
Building upon the success of a related 2016 EFA Expo presentation, this session provides an in-depth analysis of the link between environmental aspects and operational efficiencies in long-term care settings. Many communities struggle with existing care environments for older adults that are outdated and do not support contemporary operational models. Yet numerous designs (e.g., household/ neighborhood models) have been claimed as complete solutions for the issues faced by care providers. The success of innovative layouts are dependent on an integrative design process. This presentation offers participants an understanding of trends from an operational and physical environment perspective that are critical to ensure the ongoing vitality of your community.