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SFCS Conference Presentations 2023

May 18, 2023

Here's where we'll be speaking in the coming days.

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SCFS By Design 2023: New Horizons - Empowering Technological Advances in Senior Living

May 1, 2023

Technological innovation can pose challenges for older adults, however, resistance to tech adoption by seniors is a common misconception and the senior living communities in which they live need to tap into this potential. 

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SFCS By Design 2023: Keynote Speaker Dr. Mary Kelly

April 14, 2023

“When confronted by crises, challenges, and change – like the pandemic – our response too often is to turn myopic”, said Dr. Mary Kelly, keynote speaker at the 38th Annual SFCS By Design conference.

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SFCS By Design 2023: Untapped Potential - Exploring New Horizons

March 7, 2023

Held February 21-22, the 38th annual By Design conference hosted by SFCS attracted more than 200 Life Plan Community professionals from 22 states including Oregon, California, New York, and Florida.

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Care providers innovating ways to improve quality of senior living

February 21, 2023

More than 200 senior care providers from 22 states learned about innovative ways to take care of the aging population.

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AGING IN PLACE: Roanoke architectural firm to host annual senior living conference

February 21, 2023

The event will feature 21 guest speakers, including Dr. Tracey Gendron, whose work helps raise awareness to end ageism through education

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SFCS Sponsored Studio for Senior Living at Virginia Tech

November 21, 2022

Throughout the 2021-2022 academic year, SFCS continued its dedication to mentoring students on research and design projects for elder adults through a partnership with the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech.

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What’s all the Hype About? Mitigating Hyperinflation and Hypo Supply

November 14, 2022

Soaring costs for building materials and labor, along with a major workforce shortage, conspire to make the construction and operation of senior living communities even more challenging in the post-pandemic environment.

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SFCS By Design 2022 Inspire, Imagine, Innovate: Attracting the Next Generation of Caregivers Bill Lowe, Chicago Methodist Senior Services Deke Cateau, A.G. Rhodes

November 7, 2022

Changes in the workforce, generational trends, and demographics influence the future planning of any industry. In addition, the field of senior living has been hit by three unstoppable forces: the COVID-19 global pandemic, The Great Resignation, and an alarming shortage of registered nurses throughout the country.

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Beyond Senior Living: Creating Meaningful Connections and Places for Older Adults

October 28, 2022

Enjoying longevity and living well as we age, with services and social connection, is everyone's dream. But traditional communities and service options cannot meet the burgeoning demand and are not the solution for everyone. Coupled with the implications of the recent pandemic and world events, now is the time to think outside of our conventional lenses and comfort zones. 

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Whitepapers

Design for Healthy Living

Creating healthy environments for the future.

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DESIGNING BEYOND COVID-19

Incorporating an infection control design strategy.

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BEING WELL

A Quick Mental and Physical Wellness Tool Kit

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SENIOR LIVING NURSING FACILITIES: PREPARING FOR COVID-19 POSITIVE RESIDENTS

Innovative and successful infection control design strategies.

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