Design for Flexibility: New Looks, New Footprints

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Recorded Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Can we expect a “sea change” in senior living design in the near term? Some architects and interior designers believe that’s exactly the case. Universal design, state-of-the-art technology, “green” features — even a hospitality-style approach — are already making a pronounced impact on senior living design. Older, traditional CCRCs will at least need to retrofit their communities to bring them in line with evolving market imperatives. Our panel of design experts will discuss visionary concepts, flexible ideas, practical implementation approaches — and, perhaps most importantly, what the next generation of residents really want.

This educational offering has been approved for 1.50 clock hours by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).


DATE: Recorded Thursday, September 27, 2012
TIME: Whenever it's convenient for you. A recording will be made available in your membership account.
PLACE: Anywhere you can connect online
COST: Buy now for $193!
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BUY TODAY and learn about the new looks, new footprints for flexibility from our panel of leading industry experts—without ever having to leave your desk:


What does the boomer consumer want?
Is the "traditional" or centralized design for senior communities outdated?
Why does sustainable design matter?
What is the financial impact of sustainable design?
How does design address the experiences, activities and amenities that boomers desire?
How important is LEED certification vs. LEED-type design?
PLUS...your chance to ask our panel of experts any questions about social media.


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Panel of Experts:

Susan Brecht
Susan B. Brecht, President of Brecht Associates, Inc., has nearly thirty years of experience in providing consulting services to the retirement housing industry. She has been responsible for conducting studies and assisting clients in the planning and development of retirement communities throughout the United States. With this background and experience Susan B. Brecht has had the opportunity to not only monitor the changing forces that have Read More
President, Brecht Associates, Inc.
Rockland Berg
Having practiced Architecture and Interior Design for over twenty-five years, Rockland “Rocky” is a master Architect bringing all his skills to bear from initial planning through the final punch list. While Rocky has worked across the globe and on many different project types, he has led the three’s Architectural group in the specialized design arena of Senior Living for over fifteen years. Rocky is well known throughout the Read More
Principal and Director of Development, three: Living Architecture
Derek Dunham
Derek Dunham brings over 20 years in the marketing communications industry and nearly 10 years in senior living. He has led research studies and strategic development as well as tactical plan implementation for dozens of communities and other major brands targeting the mature market. Derek is an adjunct professor at Penn State and has presented at VANHA, LeadingAge WA, LeadingAge OR, LeadingAge PA and on the Ignite stage at the 2013 LeadingAge Read More
Vice President–Client Services, Varsity
Christine Kennedy
Chris Kennedy is a nationally recognized thought leader in positive aging, and innovative models of housing and services for aging-in-place. She manages Age2Age, a national consulting practice, based in the Silicon Valley, that is accelerating age-friendly projects and practices through innovation, collaboration and technology.  Chris also serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for Age-Friendly Housing, an educational non- Read More
Executive Director, Institute for Age-Friendly Housing
Leslie Moldow, Perkins Eastman
Leslie Moldow is a principal of Perkins Eastman and the managing principal of the San Francisco office. She has more than 30 years of experience, primarily focused on senior living and special needs housing communities. Her work involves the full continuum of care facilities, from active adult to senior centers, independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care, skilled nursing environments, and continuing care retirement communities ( Read More
Managing Principal, Perkins Eastman