55+ Housing Council

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    The 55+ Housing Council 2016 SAGE Awards to Celebrate 22 Years see more

    The 55+ Housing Council of the Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC) is celebrating 22 years of Shaping Advancements in Generational Environments (SAGE) at its annual awards ceremony on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Turnip Rose Promenade & Gardens in Costa Mesa. These annual awards honor the innovative professionals, projects and programs that have contributed to the enhancement of life for California residents age 55 and older.


    A panel of five to seven judges, comprised of professionals selected for their expertise in the 55+ housing arena, will judge the awards that have been submitted in August. Entries for SAGE Project Awards (Built) and (“On the Boards”), SAGE Lifestyle Awards, and 55+ Individual Awards will be evaluated for creativity, execution, and design/appeal with varying criteria.


    BIASC’s 55+ Housing Council provides the education and networking tools needed to ensure success in building for and serving the senior market. The council offers builders and developers the chance to learn and share information with others in their field, helping them to maintain their competitive edge.


    Members receive valuable insight into a variety of senior care and housing issues affecting the growth and prosperity of their industry. The council presents a collective voice to city planning boards and town officials involved in the development and approval of senior housing and senior oriented businesses.


    To learn more about 55+ Housing Council, the SAGE Awards, about any other upcoming events, or how to join 55+ Housing Council, please email Amy Cisneros at acisneros@biasc.org, or call her office at 949-777-3855.

  • BIASC-Staff posted an article
    The 22nd annual Sage Awards call for entries has been announced. see more

    Irvine, CA (July 18, 2016) – The 55+ Housing Council of the Building Industry Association of Southern California announces its 22nd Anniversary of the SAGE Awards and the open Call for Entries due August 29, 2016. Celebrating more than two decades of Shaping Advancements in Generational Environments (SAGE), this year’s unprecedented Call for Entries now feature a streamlined entry process, advanced categories and updated entry requirements.


    The annual SAGE awards will again honor the innovative professionals, projects and programs that have contributed to the enhancement of life for California residents age 55+. Tickets are now available at 55SoCal.com.


    Gina Nixon, president of the 55+ Housing Council explains, “As the lifestyle needs and desires of the 55+ public continue to evolve, we as an industry must progress, as well. This generation of experienced homeowners will continue to demand innovative and relevant living designs from our industry’s best and brightest. It’s, therefore, a privilege to present the most current representations of such advancements in this exciting and ever-changing field.”


    This year’s highly anticipated awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Turnip Rose Promenade and Gardens in Costa Mesa. An hors d’oeuvre and cocktail reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and an entertaining program at 7 p.m. Early sponsors include Highridge Costa Companies and Rancho Mission Viejo. Underwriting opportunities remain available until October 14, and range from $100 to $3,500. Single tickets and reserved tables of 8 or 10 remain available. Pricing for members is $150 and non-members are $175. Reserved tables are also available. Visit 55SoCal.com for details and to register.


    About the 55+ Housing Council


    Formed in 1990 as a special interest council of the Building Industry Association of Southern California [BIASC], 55+ Housing Council was the first local chapter of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/50+ Housing Council (then known as the Seniors Housing Council). 55+ Housing Council provides networking, education and partnering prospects for Southern California professionals involved in every aspect of building housing specifically for 55+ markets including active adult, age-targeted, senior condominium, 55+ apartments, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s care and more. To join the 55+ Housing Council of Southern California or to become a sponsor, visit http://www.55SoCal.com.


    Read the full press release by clicking here.

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    Valerie Hardman has celebrated her 25th year with Outdoor Dimensions. see more

    BIASC member, Valerie Hardman has celebrated 25 years with Outdoor Dimensions this week. She began her career in the residential homebuilding industry in 1978 working for The Donald Bren Company. She currently serves as Vice President of Councils for the Building Industry Association of Southern California Governing Board, as well as the Board of Directors of the Orange County BIA.


    She is also Past President and still serves on the Boards of 55+ Housing Council and the Greater Sales and Marketing Council of Southern California. In 2010, she was honored to receive the B.J. Stewart Women’s Achievement Award; in 2011 the A.Gary Anderson Memorial Associate of Excellence Award; and in 2013 The Gwen Roseberry Award for her service to the BIA of Orange County. In 2004, she received the President’s Award from the Senior Housing Council and has received the Volunteer of the Year award from the Sales and Marketing Council and the 55+ Housing Council.


    About Outdoor Dimensions


    For more than 40 years, Outdoor Dimensions has created a solid reputation for high quality products The majority of their products are manufactured in their 110,000 square foot state-of-the-art plant. Their experience proves that by offering a one-stop company to rely on, they eliminate the delays and stress one will experience by attempting to coordinate between multiple subcontractors or third parties. The company is also one of the largest sign companies in California.