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Kendal Communities – Annual Marketing Meeting

The old adage “Bigger is Better” is not necessarily true as it relates to housing for seniors.  The size of an independent living unit, either free-standing or within a larger building is not the determining factor in its marketability or financial success.  Rather efficient use of space, the quality of finishes, access to the outdoors and natural light, inviting spaces and amenities, and flexibility are now the benchmarks for marketable and financially successful housing for seniors.

“Living Small to Live Big” explores design techniques, marketing strategies, and case study examples for creating appealing smaller units.

Click on the title link to download a pdf version of “Living Small to Live Big“.

Interested in this or a similar presentation for your community?  Please contact us at your convenience.

SPRING / SUMMER CONFERENCES 2019

Spring is a busy time for conferences at RLPS.  It’s a great opportunity for sharing ideas, learning new things and connecting with our clients and business associates.  Please let us know if you will be attending any of the upcoming conferences so that we can say hello.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!

LeadingAge Florida Convention and Exposition– July 22 – 23; Orlando Florida – Booth 301

PA Educational Leadership Summit sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators and the Pennsylvania Principals Association – August 4 – 6; Kalahari Resorts Pocono – Booth

THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED!

Pennsylvania Association of School Board Officials (PASBO) – Booth 116

KAPPA/DVAPPA Spring MeetingSummer Breeze, Successful Campus Housing Updates presented by Mike Wetzel, Franklin & Marshall College, Brett Calabretta, Warfel Construction and Carson Parr / Booth

LeadingAge Leadership SummitExperience Design for Senior Living presented by Buck Sleeper, EPAM Continuum and Gregg Scott / Kiosk

National School Board Association (NSBA)Media Center Design Challenge:  Hands-on Student Experience Utilizing the 4 C’s

LeadingAge Illinois – The Wave of the Future:  Urban Senior Housing Opportunities by Jeff Heitgerd, CliftonLarsonAllen, Eric McRoberts and Dustin Julius and Make Your Markque:  Holistic Branding Strateiges for Senior Living Communities by Andrea Guarino and John Mulder, 3Seed Marketing and Jessie Santini / Booth

Environments for Aging (EFA) – April 7 – 10; Salt Lake City, Utah / Get Smart:  Smart Home Design Strategies to Improve Quality of Life & Support Aging in Place by Patrick Sampsell, Masonic Villages and Dan Godfrey; Make Your Marque:  Holistic Branding Strategies for Senior Living Communities by Rob Love, Love & Company and Jessie Santini; Community Conversation:  Designing for People Living with Dementia by Michael Smith, Livewell Alliance, Inc. and Dustin Julius and Better Baths and Creative Kitchen Designs by Eric McRoberts and Jessica Jack.

LeadingAge Maine and New Hampshire Conference & Expo – April 10 – 11; Portsmouth, NH – Innovation Exchange – Hybrid Homes – Evolution in Independent Living by Bill James, RiverMead, Eric Endres and Rob Beal

LeadingAge North Carolina Annual Conference – May 6 – 9; Myrtle Beach, SC – Housing 2020:  Innovative Design and Financial Models for Independent Living by Mario McKenzie, CliftonLarsonAllen, Craig Kimmel and Brent Stebbins

United Methodist Association (UMA) Annual Meeting – May 8 – 8; Ft. Myers, FL – Fostering an Employee-Centered Workplace by Steve Jeffrey, Garden Spot Communities and Jessie Santini

LeadingAge Virginia – June 5 – 7; Norfolk, VA – Make Your Marque:  Holistic Branding Strategies for Senior Living Communities by Jessica Kraft, Bluespire Senior Marketing and Craig Kimmel

Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) Meeting on Collaboration – June 19 – 20, Harrisburg, PA – A Second Life for a 50-Year-Old Building by Steve Bobb, Dickinson College, Mike Rader, Barton Education and Carson Parr and Summer Breeze, Successful Campus Housing Updates presented by Jon Enos, Franklin & Marshall College, Brett Calabretta, Warfel Construction and Carson Parr

LeadingAge Pennsylvania Conference – June 19 – 21; Hershey, PA – Bon Appetit:  Experience Design in Senior Living by Thomas Garvin, Waverly Heights, Andrey Teleguz, Scopos Hospitality Group and Chris Linkey and Extending Housing and Services to the Middle Market by Lynn Daly, BB&T, Bev Asper, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and Craig Kimmel

Masonic Communities & Services Association (MCSA) Conference – June 23 – 25; Portland, OR

 

 

 

DOWNTOWN LANCASTER WALKING TOUR

Gregg Scott, FAIA, Partner Emeritus at RLPS Architects, will be hosting a private walking tour of Historic Downtown Lancaster, highlighting the impressive architectural career of Lancaster’s own C. Emlen Urban.  This tour will highlight a diverse mix of commercial and residential buildings reflecting a myriad of architectural styles, all within a few blocks of the city square.

HANDOUT FOR TOUR:

The following is a pdf file for tour-goers to reference during the tour:  Lancaster Walking Tour: Urban’s Architecture

LeadingAge 2018 Conference

Thank you to our many clients and business associates, as well as new connections, from this year’s event in Philadelphia!  We attended a number of great sessions sharing new ideas, current challenges and emerging trends.

RLPSers were also be part of the speaker’s panel for the following educational sessions at this year’s conference. Click on the session title to download handouts:

131-B. Design Strategies for Big Living in Small Spaces – Monday, October 29, 2018 / 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Ric Myers, Director of Sales, Willow Valley Communities and Gregg Scott

32-G. Extending Housing and Services to the Middle Market – Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Beverly Asper, director, Baker Tilly; Lynn Daly, Senior Vice President, BB&T Capital Markets; and Craig Kimmel

165-H. Fostering an Employee-Centered Workplace – Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Steve Jeffrey, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Garden Spot Village Retirement Community; Lisa McCracken, Director Senior Living Research and Development, Ziegler; and Jessie Santini

More information is available on the LeadingAge Conference website.

LeadingAge PA June 20-22, 2018

We hope to see many of our clients and business associates at this always busy, informative, and enjoyable conference. Please stop by RLPS Architects’ booth #50/51 or RLPS Interiors’ booth #30. We’ll also be participating in the following education sessions:

Pixel Perfect – Design Technology for Today and Tomorrow

Thursday, June 21st, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Solutions for the Middle Market Senior Housing

Thursday, June 21st, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Wave of the Future: Urban Senior Housing

Friday, June 22nd, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Attracting & Retaining Highly Engaged Workers Through Strategic Person-Centered & Environmental Initiatives

Friday, June 22nd, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Achieving Long Term Goals: Implementing Your Master Plan While Adapting to Emerging Trends and Government Policy

Friday, June 22nd, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

LeadingAge 2017 Conference

Big Ideas in the Big Easy

We hope to see many of our clients and business associates at this year’s event in New Orleans!  Please stop by our Booth #1110 or the RLPS Interiors Booth #1121.  For our theme this year, “Big Ideas in the Big Easy,” we’ll be highlighting several projects recently selected for the Design for Aging Review and some 3D printed site models, as well as providing “hands-on” demonstrations of our 3D scanner used for digital surveying and virtual reality walkthroughs using an Oculus Rift.

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LeadingAge PA June 21-23, 2017

Thanks to all who stopped by our booths or attended one of our education sessions.  As always it was a busy, informative and enjoyable conference. You can still download the handouts for “Live LIfe Vibrantly” or “What to Build” by clicking on the title below. Please use the Contact Us form to request the handout for “SMARTHome Technology.”

24-C Live Life Vibrantly: How to Creat a Culture of Hospitality

Thursday, June 22nd, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

How Innovative SMARThome Technology and Design Helps Seniors Maintain Independence and Aging in Place

Thursday, June 22nd, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

What to Build? The Anatomy of a Future-Oriented Expansion

Friday, June 23rd, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

LeadingAge VA 2017 Confernence & Expo

Please stop by Booth #508 or attend one of our sessions if you’re going to be at the LeadingAge Virginia (formerly VANHA) conferenc this year!

Employing an Advisory Team Approach in Strategic Planning

Eric Endres wtih Beverly Asper, Debra Bowers & Mike Frey from Baker Tilly

Wednesday, June 7 / 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Beauty from the Beast:  Breathing New Life into Old Building Stock

Craig Kimmel with Rodney Alderfer from Bridgewater Retirement Community and John Dwyer from Covenant Woods

Thursday, June 8 / 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Bridging the Chasm: Creating Moderately Priced Communities for Seniors

Craig Kmmel wtih Aaron Rulnik from H.J. Sims 

Friday, June 9 / 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

LEADING AGE MD: The Power of Purpose

Please join us for this annual conference to be held April 24 & 25 in Ellicott City.  RLPS is excited to particate in three of this year’s educational sessions:

Bridging the Chasm: Creating Moderately Priced Communities for Seniors

Mon April 24th; 10:00 – 11:15 AM

Mike Martin, Aaron Rulnick

Visionary Planning: Repositioning Senior Living Communities

Mike Martin, John Howl, Rob Love

Tues April 25th; 10:15 – 11:45 AM

Advisory Team Approach to Strategic Planning

Eric Endres, Bev Asper, Debra Bowes,

Sophie Campbell, Mike Frey

Tues April 25th; 3:45 – 5:00 PM

More information about the conference is avialable on the LeadingAge Maryland website.

LEADINGAGE ME & NH 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION

We hope to see some of our clients and business associates in South Portland, Maine for the LeadingAge Maine and New Hampshire 2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition. We will also be participating in one of the concurrent educational sessions.

Session A-1; How to Catch a Boomer

Tuesday, March 28th; 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Gregg Scott will co-present with Rob Love, President of Love & Company, to explore how senior living providers can attract, engage, and energize the elusive Baby Boomers. Real-life examples and recommendations will show attendees how to provide innovative, accessible, and life-changing enviroments at your campus.

Download a copy of the session handout.