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Elevate Eldercare

May 26, 2021

Susan Ryan sits down with Steve Nygren, founder and CEO of Serenbe, an award-winning biophilic community that connects people to nature and each other. Located in Chattahoochee Hills, Ga., each of Serenbe’s hamlets has a complementary commercial center focused on the elements of a well-lived life: arts for inspiration, agriculture for nourishment, health for wellbeing, and education for awareness.

Serenbe has been called a wellness sanctuary, an environmental prototype, an agrihood, and even a utopia. Nygren, who has won awards for his work with Serenbe, paints a picture that illustrates its virtues and holistic value proposition as something that is just right for all generations. He expounds upon biophilic design and how that has informed this unique community, including the location of the Biophilic Institute within Serenbe. 

Finally, he talks about a vision for eldercare within the context of meaningful human connections and with nature. He challenges everyone to bring new mindsets, words, and actions to work and mission to prioritize people. 

The Green House Project (GHP), in its pursuit of the most cutting-edge thinking, research, and whole-person approaches to ensuring that all elders thrive, will host a dementia symposium this Sept. 13 and 14 at Serenbe. 

“DementiaVerse: A New Frontier in Learning, Collaboration, & Scholarship,” will feature Nygren as well other internationally respected leaders, such as Drs. Emi Kiyota, Jennifer Carson, Al Power, and Dale Bredesen, along with Health and Wellness Coach, Lisa Feiner, and founder of the Biophilic Institute, Bill Browning, as they challenge us to think differently and embrace a better way to support people living with dementia. 

This hybrid event will offer limited space for participants to attend onsite. For more information, visit the GHP website at 


Thank you, VANCARE, our sponsor for the month of May. As a family-owned business for more than 30 years, VANCARE is the leading manufacturer of American-made ceiling and mobile floor lifts. You can find them at


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