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LIOLLIO'S MICHAEL EDWARDS & ALISON DAWSON PRESENT AT 2019 EFA CONFERENCE

Mez Joseph

Liollio Health & Wellness Champion, Michael Edwards, and Alison Dawson, AIA, presented Reframing Ageism:  Design to Re-Vitalize Community & Empower Seniors at the 2019 Environments for Aging Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah from April 7 – 10.  Often overlooked or unknowingly referenced to older adults, ageism is a discriminatory stereotyping against people on the basis of their age and can often have harmful effects on the health of older adults. Michael and Alison shared Liollio’s community design process employed for the Louis Waring, Jr. Senior Center as case study. Through listening, discovery and translation, the team designed the new facility to reflect the wishes of the older adult community in hopes to defy the ageist stereotype of what a Senior Center is “expected” to be. The new Senior Center is a hub of community engagement empowering our older adults to make their voices heard.  Just as the historical character of Charleston speaks to every visitor, the history, stories, and active voice of our aging population is vital.

With 1,000+ industry professionals at the Environments for Aging Expo & Conference, it's the ultimate networking, education, and product-sourcing event. See the newest products from 100+ exhibitors and learn about the latest research, trends, and strategies to meet the needs of our aging population. Leave with new connections, new ideas for current and future projects, as well as CEUs.

The Environments for Aging Conference offerers educational programs designed to provide attendees with breaking information, case studies and research findings on a myriad of topics. These sessions are either research-focused or offer other educational scenarios including case studies, design outcomes or processes and exploration of timely topics. Attendees enjoy information-rich presentations with opportunities for Q&A and many provide opportunities to earn CEUs.

Learn more by visiting https://www.environmentsforaging.com/