Designing Dementia Communities Using the 5 Senses

April 19, 2015     Megan Combs

Using the five senses, design a dementia community that is familiar to residents, not confusing

EFA Session Review: Strategies To Support Elegant Aging In Place

April 19, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
An architect and physical therapist share roadblocks that often prevent aging in place and how designing an appropriate built environment can help individuals thrive at home rather than leaving before they want to. 

EFA Keynote: Using Empathy To Create Better Designs

April 19, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The Environments For Aging conference kicks off with ideas from keynote speaker Marc Agronin on how to look beyond preconceptions about aging to design better long-term care facilities.

2015 EFA Conference Kicks Off In Baltimore

April 19, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Here’s an overview of what’s new and noteworthy at this week's event, as Sunday brings a morning keynote, breakout sessions, and a welcome reception in the EFA exhibit hall. 

EFA Conference Keynote Q+A: Jane Rohde

April 19, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

This afternoon, Jane Rohde will be honored with The Center for Health Design's Changemaker Award and give a keynote presentation at the Environments for Aging Conference. Recently, EFA talked with Rohde about her career, the changes she’s seen in the industry, and where she’d like to see the conversation about senior living evolve to five years from now.

EFA Community Tour: Brightview Towson

April 19, 2015     Shandi Matambanadzo, Associate Editor

The senior living community, located in Towson, Md., offered attendees of the 2015 Environments for Aging Conference a chance to tour the townhouse-style village that is designed to complement the surrounding neighborhood architecture.

EFA Community Tour: The Green House Residences at Stadium Place

April 18, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Attendees of the Environments for Aging Conference in Baltimore checked out a certified Green House community and were offered plenty of lessons on how to get the details right in the design of this household model of care. 

Inside Look: EFA Design Showcase Interiors Trends

April 17, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

If it’s all in the details, the interior designs that decorated this year’s EFA Design Showcase submissions told the story of more value being placed on how senior living spaces are finished to create an aesthetic that’s anything but institutional. 

EFA Design Showcase Jurors Offer Unique Perspectives

April 16, 2015     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor

Environments for Aging asked this year's EFA Design Showcase jurors how they approached their judging duties from their individual spots within senior living design and what they took away from the work they reviewed.

Rotary Senior Living Completes Capital Improvement Project

April 16, 2015     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Associate Editor

Completed in March, the improvements expanded and extended the current shower room facility along with adding upgraded spa amenities that include a whirlpool.

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