J+J Flooring to Provide Funding and Support for 2017 the SAGE POE;
Project Will Support the Life Experience in Senior Living
DALTON, Ga. & GRANDVILLE, Mich. – Aug. 7, 2017 – J+J Flooring Group and The Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE) have formed a partnership to establish the 2017 SAGE POE. The multi-step, multi-year program is the first-of-its-kind within the combined flooring and senior lifestyle spaces. The project will provide a sustainable platform to conduct ongoing post-occupancy evaluations (POEs) of physical environments for older adults that involve collaboration among numerous stakeholders.
J+J Flooring Group will provide funding for resources and administrative support for the SAGE POE. SAGE will work with J+J Flooring Group to leverage the company’s experts and relationships in the senior living space during the development, implementation, presentation and publication of the POEs. Additionally, J+J will participate in all phases of the partnership and the POE process. The partnership will enable SAGE to build a robust library of POEs, which is a significant first step to fortifying current and future POE tools for collecting usable data on evidence-based design outcomes.
“The opportunity to be a part of an initiative that has the ability to transform an industry and have a highly positive impact on the life experiences in senior living is tremendous,” said Keith Gray, Director of Applied Research for J+J Flooring Group. “We are committed to supporting meaningful research initiatives that align with the goals of SAGE and its members, and we are excited to learn the outcomes of the first POEs.”
POEs are used to improve the ways that buildings are designed and used to support productivity and well-being. Traditionally, POEs have been more commonplace in office buildings, schools and universities, hotels and hospitals.
“Given the significant growth and complexities of the senior living industry, more and more innovations are coming to the marketplace and we believe that POEs are one of the most valuable tools to help further shape highly successful physical environments for seniors,” said Mitchell Elliott, president of SAGE. “One of SAGE’s primary goals is to advance the knowledge about the planning and design strategies that enhance the quality of life for seniors. We believe that J+J Flooring Group is the best possible partner to help us achieve this goal – they are equally committed to elevating the life experience of seniors.”