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.


Gregg Scott, FAIA, Senior Partner at RLPS Architects will be hosting a private walking tour of Historic Downtown Lancaster. 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. Many of the featured buildings are the direct result of the impressive architectural career of Lancaster’s own C. Emlen Urban.  


The following is a pdf file for tour-goers to reference during the tour:  Lancaster Walking Tour – September 2018


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.


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.



Please stop by our Booth #630 to say hello! New this year, we’ve included a “tech bar” in case you need to charge your device while attending the conference.

We look forwarding to learning more and sharing our experiences helping Districts develop spaces to facilitate 21st century learning. 

You can access more information about the conference on PASBO’s website.


Gregg Scott had the privilege to speak to members of MPRS, the Marketing and Public Relations Society of Senior Housing and Service Professionals, on March 17, 2017 at Tel Hai Retirement Community in Honey Brook, PA.  Rob Beale co-presented for the final session which highlighted Virtual Reality viewers as a potential sales tool for housing expansions. 

To download any of the sessions handouts in the 3-part series, click on the appropriate title below.

NOTE:  for those who kept a viewer, you can either use the instructions included at the end of the Part 3 Handout or those provided on the side of the viewer to see examples of how this technology can be used.

Part 1 – Future Positioning:  How to Catch a Boomer!

Part 2 – Interior Design:  Paint & Powder Strategies for Staying Fresh

Part 3 – Design Innovation:  How to Satisfy Your Customer

You can also download the polling results from Part 3.