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Presenter: Rebecca Stahr

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: New Orleans, LA

Pan American Conference and Media Center
601 Poydras Street, 11th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 504-200-5730

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:30 - 4:00 pm

Introduction to Design Aging in Place

   Better understand, work and serve all age populations
   Cultivate innovative tactics, approaches rethinking design choices
   Identify tools to advance aging in place for family, clients, community
   Learn tried and true success stories to implement in any market

Our Changing Society

   Examining society demographics and resulting consumer behavior
   Addressing life expectancy for reinventing your design process

Aging through Life

   Sensory and cognitive changes impacting quality of life
   Understanding how to adapt form and function for aging in place
   Activity: How old is old?

Aging in Place Environments

   Introducing visitability to welcome client aging in place lifestyles
   Recognizing accessibility’s impact and foundation for design success
   Expanding markets with adaptability for individual needs
   Discovering universal design for ultimate livability of all ages

Making a Livable Lifetime a Dream Come True

   Remodeling vs. relocating to best suit your client needs - assess, analyze, actualize
   Including universal design from A- Z for design innovation that appeals
   Choosing UD fabrication, application, installation and customization for cost savings
   Activity: Space analysis

Healing with Good Design

   Designing a home for person-centered wellness
   Incorporating caregiving into the healing equation
   Working with client influencer challenges
   Activity: Finding subtle remedies

Tactics and Tools for Advancing Livability

   Partnering with teams to empower your practice
   Developing expertise specialties for a business competitive edge
   Growing knowledge resources for business sustainability

360 Livability in Your Community

   Creating community spaces to enhance transportation and recreation
   Designing for the new health and community centers
   Becoming a vocal and visual player in designing future communities

Creating Successful Aging

   Producing your legacy doing well by doing good
   How your mark can change the face of aging to environments of living well

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Interior Designers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
    6.0 PDHs

     6.0 HSW CEHs
     6.0 AIA LU|HSW

Louisiana Interior Designers
     6.0 LLSBID CE Units

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states, except Florida architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Louisiana.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this event for 6.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). The Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners accepts programs approved by the AIA/CES. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information this course listing

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects.

The Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Interior Designers has approved this course for 6.0 continuing education units.

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity for construction contractors, but it is not approved in any state with a contractor continuing education requirement.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Rebecca Stahr

CEO, LifeSpring Environs, Inc

Ms. Stahr has championed and advanced livability for all ages nationally as an advocate, entrepreneur, designer, and business owner. As CEO of LifeSpring Environs, Inc. for over 20 years her work supported missions of government, universities, health care, religious institutions and private and public entities. With several awards for advocacy and pioneering livable communities, Ms. Stahr has promoted livability for all ages in multiple capacities, including as spokesperson and consultant for AARP, the National Association of Homebuilders, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, The Home Depot, Rebuilding Together, Whirlpool, Moen, Ferguson, LSU Health Sciences and various organizations with a desire to better respond to the needs of the growing population of seniors. She co-founded a non-profit that highlighted “hands on” projects for people to understand real life applications that support abilities of all. As a mentor and consultant today, Ms. Stahr strives to impact quality of life through strategic resource development and implementation to complement societal changes.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Aging in Place: 21st Century Reality Design

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This six-hour live lecture presentation examines the challenges older adults face, cognitively and physically, and how the design professional can address these challenges through residential design.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and describe the cognitive and physical challenges that are common to individuals in their advanced years and identify design elements of their existing accommodations that diminish their well being.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss how to address client needs to determine whether to remodel an existing home or relocate to a more accommodating residence.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe strategies for implementing Universal Design to improve livability for all ages.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to incorporate design elements in a home that promote person-centered wellness and caregiving accommodations.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with residential design and accessibility. 

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/23/2022

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.