Hear about the Latest Trends and Best Practices in Designing for Senior Care Environments

This three-day event delivers design strategies for senior living, through educational conference sessions, deep dive workshops, and community tours. These up-close tours offer a look at current design strategies incorporated at local CCRC facilities. See first-hand new strategies being put in place in senior environments.

The Environments for Aging conference program is a comprehensive offering of exclusive content, carefully planned to provide attendees with practical applications and best practices in the design of senior care environments. The sessions are either research-focused or offer other educational scenarios including case studies, CCRC workshops, design outcomes or processes, and exploration of timely topics. Attendees will enjoy information-rich presentations in which they’ll gather invaluable information.

Take advantage of our receptions to network with peers, exhibitors, and others in the industry sharing design ideas, product recommendations, and general discussion with like-minded individuals invested in senior care design.

Schedule subject to change

Saturday, August 28, 2021

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Pre-Conference Workshop (W01)

Coaching Workshop: Putting Evidence-Based Design into Practice for Senior Living

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Pre-Conference Workshop (W02)

Dementia Care Workshop: Designing Dementia Capable Environments

Sunday, August 29, 2021

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Opening Keynote (K01)

Retrofitting Suburbia
June Williamson, Department Chair and Associate Professor, Pritzer School of Architecture
Ellen Dunham-Jones, Professor of Architecture and directs the urban design degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Educational Sessions (E01 – E05)

9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Deep Dive Workshop (D01)

Notes from the Field: Using Universal Design to Assess Aging in Place Opportunities

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Educational Sessions (E06 – E10)

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Environments for Aging Magazine Awards Luncheon

Join us in celebrating the winners of our annual Design Showcase, Remodel/Renovation Competition, and Design Champions awards programs during this luncheon. All attendees are welcome.

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Educational Sessions (E11 – E15)

2:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Deep Dive Workshop (D02)

Tools and Techniques for Designing Supportive Environments for People with Low Vision

3:15 PM

EFA Project Gallery Preview & Reception

Located in lobby near expo hall entrance

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Welcome Reception

Join us inside the expo hall for food, drinks, and networking while perusing booths and catching up with your favorite vendors!

Monday, August 30, 2021

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Changemaker Keynote

Patricia Moore, PhD, President, Moore Design Associates

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Educational Sessions (E16 – E20)

10:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Deep Dive Workshop (D03)

Tools for Planning and Assessing Environments that Support Memory Care

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Expo Hall Open

Lunch: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Educational Sessions (E21 – E25)

2:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Deep Dive Workshop (D04)

Danger at the Door: FGI’s Emergency Conditions Recommendations and Minimum Requirements

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Educational Sessions (E26 – E30)

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

“Roaring ’20s” Networking Reception

We think you’re the cat’s meow, so come join us for a swell evening of networking, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and swingin’ music as we celebrate being together again!

The Read House, Downtown Chattanooga

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

AIA DFA Breakfast & Program

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Educational Sessions (E31 – E35)

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expo Hall Hours

Breakfast: 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Educational Sessions (E36 – E40)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Closing Keynote Panel

The Path Forward: 4 Strategies to Embrace Post-Pandemic

Sponsorship opportunities are available for EFA Expo & Conference

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