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Aging Virtual Workshop 2020

September 2020

The Workshop


In this workshop, expert faculty will share current physical, mental and societal challenges posed when individuals age, discuss programming and design interventions that can assist people (and their care givers) with those challenges, and present case studies and examples that integrate architecture, design and technology into healthy, safe living environments. 

Faculty and attendees will explore gaps in the current system, (certainly exposed and exacerbated by the current pandemic) 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 through thought leader presentations, case studies, and panel discussions. Attendees will have opportunities to pose questions to workshop faculty and interact with fellow attendees in fun and innovative ways. 




Welcome Opening Remarks & Introductions

Addie M. Abushousheh, PhD, EDAC, Associate AIA, Organizational & Environmental Gerontologist, Research Associate, The Center for Health Design


Opening Keynote: State of the Practice & Trends in Environments for Aging

Angelita Scott, PhD, Allied ASID, IDEC, Assistant Professor, Interior Design Program, Georgia Southern University


Panel #1: Best Practices and Challenges Across the Continuum of Care

Join this panel for a discussion about best practices and challenges in various services and settings across the aging continuum of care including aging in place, acute care, rehabilitation and community services. The panel will highlight key issues to be addressed including isolation, distribution of services, accessibility, and technology.

Migette L. Kaup, PhD, FIDEC, ASID, IIDA, NCIDQ, EDAC, Professor/ ID Program Coordinator, Dept. of IDFS / Gerontology, College of Health and Human Sciences, Kansas State University
Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID, LEED AP BD+C, GGA-EB, Green Globes CIEB Assessor, Principal & Founder, JSR Associates, Inc.
Marie Martin, PhD, Industrial Hygienist (Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Facility Coordinator), VA North Texas Health Care System
Robert Wrublowsky, MAA, AAA, OAA, SAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, EDAC, Principal Architect, MMP Architects Inc.

Audience Q&A with Panel #2


Panel #2: New and Evolving Models

Models for where people are aging are ever evolving. Join this panel to discuss the successes and challenges of various models including independent living, long-term living, and the household model. Key issues to be addressed will include affordability, challenges with workforce, and the balance between safety and personal agency and autonomy.

Margaret Calkins, PhD, EDAC, Board Chair, IDEAS Institute
Jill Schroeder, CID, Senior Certified Interior Designer & Senior Planner, Pope Architects              
John Scoggin, AIA, Partner, e4h Environments for Health Architecture

Audience Q&A with Panel #2



Panel #3: Addressing What’s Next

Reflect on the discussions of the day and join this panel for an engaging discussion to further identify needs of people as they age, identify gaps in service and design, and identify strategies to fill those gaps.

Angelita Scott, PhD, Allied ASID, IDEC
Marie Martin, PhD
Robert Wrublowsky, MAA, AAA, OAA, SAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, EDAC
Margaret Calkins, PhD, EDAC
Jill Schroeder, CID
John Scoggin, AIA


Audience Q&A with Panel #3



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