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MPRS: STAYING AHEAD OF THE CURVE

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.

 

ENVIRONMENTS FOR AGING 2017 Conference!

We hope to see many of our clients and business associates at this year’s conference which runs February 26 – March 2 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.  RLPS staff members will be part of the following education sessions:

Bon Appetit! The New Senior Living Dining Experience

Monday February 27, 10 – 11 AM

The presenters—an architect, food service designer, and chef—will highlight emerging trends in senior living dining experiences, including new concepts such as convertible spaces and pop-up dining.  Session Handout

Environments for Aging Design Showcase Awards Luncheon

Monday February 27, 12:30 – 1:45 PM

Winners of this annual design competition will be announced at a luncheon education session.

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

Tuesday, February 28, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

This session provides valuable planning strategies for how to repurpose existing buildings into transformed environments that meet market expectations, are financially viable, and turn beastly buildings into vibrant and beautiful spaces. Session Handout

Here’s a link to the website where you can find more information about the 2017 Environments for Aging Conference & Expo.

 

 

“SWEETSCAPE” GINGERBREAD DISPLAY 2016

This year’s creative confections feature a 1930s era urban streetscape in 3/4″ scale which allowed for detailed interior settings in addition to the typical candy construction facades.  Clients and business associates voted on their favorites which are featured in the above photos.

2016 Open House Nights:  Wednesdays, December 14, 21 & 28, 5 – 7 p.m.

NEW THIS YEAR: we are accepting canned food donations for Water Street Mission.

The food drive is optional for those who wish to participate. Thank you to past attendees who suggested this idea. 

Please no pets and be prepared for lines.  Doors open at 5 p.m.

LEADINGAGE 2016

Thank you to all who visited our booth, attended one of our educational sessions or otherwise helped to make this year’s conference a time of learning, growing and professional connections. In addition to recent design work, we highlighted some of our new technology tools to help clients visualize design solutions. During exhibit hours, we had our 3D printer creating physical models and our Oculus Rift allowing people to experience a virtual walkthrough.  If you were unable to connect with us at LeadingAge but would like to learn more, please give us a call!

Links to download handouts from the presentations involving our staff members are provided below.

124-A Bridging the Chasm: Creating Moderately-Priced Communities 

CLICK HERE for Session Handout

Mark Streicher, Andrew Nessi, Eric McRoberts

Sun Oct 30; 3:15 – 4:45 PM

 

130-D Emerging Models for the Changing Senior Consumer

CLICK HERE for the Session Handout

Vassar Byrd, Lisa McCracken, Craig Witz, Craig Kimmel

Tues, November 1; 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

 

135-F: What Boomers Want: Insights into Boomer Expectations

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Jim Bernardo, Patti Adami, Gregg Scott

Wed, Nov 2; 8:30 – 10:00 AM

 

For more information about the Annual Meeting & Expo CLICK HERE.

 

EACUBO ANNUAL MEETING

The EACUBO 2016 Annual Meeting will take place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Please stop by our booth #306 to say hello or consider attending the educational session: The Learning Commons – A Modern Version of the Traditional Library with Kathie Shafer, Messiah College and Craig Kimmel, RLPS.

The official dates of the meeting are October 16-19, 2016. The first day of educational sessions is Monday, October 17. For more informaton about EACUBO (Eastern Association of College and University Business Officials) or to register for this conference CLICK HERE.

James Douglas to Speak on Drawing Architecture at Notre Dame

RLPS Designer and Illustrator James Douglas will present a paper at Art of Architecture: Hand Drawing and Design.  The three-day conference is sponsored by the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture and draws together architects, architectural historians, educators, and students to explore the role of hand drawing in architectural history, education, and practice.  His presentation The Drawing Discipline: Earning Our Inheritance will focus on how contemporary architects and designers can strengthen their drawing abilities and propel themselves confidently into uncharted territory by studying and practicing the drawing methods of past masters.

THE DRAWING DISCIPLINE:  EARNING OUR INHERITANCE   September 29 – October 1, 2016

Notre Dame Conference Center

109 McKenna Hall

Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

For more information, CLICK HERE.

 

 

LeadingAge PA June 15 – 17

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 #47/48 or RLPS Interiors’ Booth #30.  We are also excited about several education sessions involving our staff members.

Gearing up for Growth: From Concept to Reality

CLICK HERE to download handout. Wednesday, June 15th, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.  All aspects of the development process are covered to provide an understanding of what must be involved from an operations, marketing, financial and planning/design perspective.

The Beat Goes On: Creating a Culture of Consistent Strategic Planning

CLICK HERE to download handout. Thursday, June 16th, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. This session highlights the importance of tandem strategic planning, taking into consideration the physical environment, operational considerations and financial resources. Participants will learn ways to anticipate, uncover and understand market and regulatory changes.

Creating Environments that Move Beyond Memory Care

CLICK HERE to download handout. Friday, June 17th, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  This session challenges the status quo for addressing the increasing number of Americans with dementia.

Developing Licensed Assisted Living with Memory Care

CLICK HERE to download handout.  Friday, June 17th, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Considering licensed AL in PA?  This session provides insights regarding the process and lessons learned.

 

 

 

LeadingAge VA Conference May 18 – 20

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the handout.

CLICK HERE for audience polling results.

Thanks to all who visited our booth or attended our session at this year’s Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Williamsburg.  The presentation “What Boomers Want:  How to Become the Boomer Community of Choice”, presented by Barb Brannon from Falcons Landing, along with Craig Kimmel and Abby Stewart was well attended despite taking place right over lunchtime.