Virtual Workshop Hours:
January 25, 2024:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacfic
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern
As individuals age, physical, mental, and societal challenges become more prevalent. This intensive one-day virtual workshop explores those challenges and discusses programming and design interventions that can assist people (and care givers). Expert faculty will present case studies and examples that integrate architecture, design and technology into living environments that are not only safe, but foster wellness and longevity.
Faculty thought leaders and attendees will together explore gaps in the current system and consider the latest in design thinking for healthy aging in various settings across the continuum of care. Identify state-of-the-art best practices and possible new solutions that enhance access to nature, engagement with technology, resilience, and meaning and purpose. Through presentations, case studies and panel discussions, attendees will gain new insights, have opportunities to pose questions to workshop faculty, and interact with fellow attendees.
While this year's worshop agenda is still in development, take a look at our 2023 aging workshop's expert faculty and programming!
Welcome Opening Remarks & Introductions
Addie Abushousheh, PhD, Assoc. AIA, EDAC
The Center for Health Design
Opening the workshop with a presentation that outlines the state-of-the-practice in design for aging.
Dr. Allen Power
Internist, Geriatrician, and Schlegel Chair, Aging and Dementia Innovation, Schlegel — University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging
Presentation — LGBTQ+/SGL – Affirming Housing for Older People
How do we provide spaces that are not only safe — physically, mentally and emotionally, but that also consider the unique life experiences of older queer people? Let’s explore approaches and innovative housing developments that celebrate people’s lives, histories, and cultures.
SAGE’s National LGBTQ+ Elder Housing Initiative
Nsenga Bansfield-Maathey, AIA
Description to come.
Explore how vertical building solutions in senior living can offer greater personalization opportunities, create strong connections to nature, provide residents with meaningful connections to the community, and align with sustainability goals.
Panel Discussion with Presenting Faculty
Join this panel for a discussion about best practices and challenges in various services and settings across the aging continuum of care. Pose questions to the panelists and hear their responses and insights.