Over 200 senior living and health care professionals converged in Atlanta over past few days to take in tours, presentations and discussions as part of the 11th annual Environments for Aging. The conference, hosted by the Vendome Group and its publications, partnered with the American Institute for Architects – Design for Aging, SAGE and ASID for its three day conference.
Participants had the opportunity to tour the 64 acre Wesley Woods Center which is Emory Healthcare’s campus for senior care and the Georgia Institute of Technology Aware Home Research Initiative that features both state of the art technology and off-the-shelf products to demonstrate aging in place systems.
The conference sessions focused heavily on design of various senior living campus environments and stand-alone facilities that included repositioning older physical plants to ground-up design of various plays on the elder/senior care village concept. The sessions drew from both the presenter’s expertise and the audience interaction during many of the sessions in an open, round table format during many of the sessions.
Next year’s conference, set to happen in March 2012, will be located in Orlando, Florida.