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Live Panel Talks Friday October 29th
Session 1: 9:00AM To 10:15AM
Architecture, Interior Design + the 21st-Century Paradigm Shift:
Designing for the Subliminal Brain
Ann Sussman RA will talk about how new understandings in neuroscience and psychology transform our understanding of how design impacts us, both inside and out. The talk will review key biometric tools, including eye tracking, designers can now use to predict the human experience and improve outcomes.
Session 2: 10:30AM To 11:45AM
Building Better Livable Environments Through Sensory Design: How Sensory Design Shapes our Perspective of the Lives we Live
Through interior design you can contribute greatly to your client’s health and wellbeing by creating mindful sensory experiences in order for them to enjoy beauty, calm and clarity in a messy world. Relevance and experiential wellness are key to also enhancing the reputation and perception of your brand. Join our panelists for an informative discussion around the importance and need for sensory design. Sensory design is a beautiful link between designer and consumer because it provides us with a way to fully understand design concepts and connect them with everyone who uses these designs in their day-to-day lives. Discover ways to incorporate sensory design into your projects and learn how sensory design can be a differentiator through the services you offer.
Session 3: 12:00PM To 1:15PM
Healthy Home: A Global Discussion
The world is on the brink of a demographic milestone due to our massive global aging population. This remarkable occurrence is being driven by declines in fertility and improvements in longevity. In some countries, the sheer number of people entering older ages are already challenging the national infrastructures, particularly health systems, along with housing needs. Although Canada has been addressing its aging population for some time, it is still in infancy in comparison to other countries.
Because of COVID, the importance of a “healthy home” is now taking a global place beside the aging in place movement. Given that our homes determine up to 80-90% of our health outcomes, it is only logical that they should also be an investment in our health and wellbeing.
Join us for a fireside chat with Greg Veale, President of Altro Americas, Glen Stratton, Head of Construction Sales at Altro Americas and moderated by Wanda Gozdz, ASID, Certified Aging in Place Trainer. Together they will share their lived/work experiences from Australia, United Kingdom and the United States. They will discuss what these respective countries did from both a public and private perspective and what they continue to do address the aging in place sector and how it supports a healthy home.
Session 4: 1:30PM To 2:45PM
What is the Butterfly Model of Dementia Care?
The Butterfly Household Model of Care is based on the belief that for people experiencing dementia, feelings matter most, that emotional intelligence is the core competency for staff, and that people living with dementia can thrive well in a nurturing environment where those living and working together know how to “be” person centred together. The physical environment of a home is a critical component in supporting people living with dementia to live successfully for as long as possible. The physical space can also make the work environment more rewarding and less challenging for staff.