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.



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.




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.


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

CLICK HERE for the Session Handout

Jim Bernardo, Patti Adami, Gregg Scott

Wed, Nov 2; 8:30 – 10:00 AM


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



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.


Notre Dame Conference Center

109 McKenna Hall

Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

For more information, CLICK HERE.