Archive for March, 2015

EFA Preview: Keeping Up With Technology

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Editor’s note: The following article was published in EFA (Environments for Aging). In it CDH Principal Paul Stegenga and other CDH team members talk about future technology and how it will be used by residents and staff in Senior Living environments.

It wasn’t too long ago that senior living projects included business offices or computer labs with one computer, or libraries with volumes of books for residents to spend time sitting and reading, recalls Paul Stegenga, principal, CDH Partners, Inc. (Marietta, Ga.).

Fast-forward to 2015 and seniors are looking for cyber cafes, bistros, and community-wide Wi-Fi where they can stay ever-connected to their iPads, laptops, and smart phones.

Others residents might be less tech-savvy but are still looking for the ability to video chat with family members or talk to their doctors via email or virtual appointments. There’s also the care side of the spectrum, where the emergence of electronic medical records (EMRs) and other medical technology is changing the way staff and doctors do their jobs. To continue reading this article, please click here.

Sunday at Gardendale First Baptist Church

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Members of the CDH Partners marketing team were recently in Gardendale, Alabama, to shoot a video that will include Gardendale First Baptist Church, it’s campus, the newly constructed Kidz Kingdom, and worship center. The church’s campus and buildings are part of a Master Plan designed by CDH.

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The membership of Gardendale First Baptist wanted their Master Plan to be structured with the idea of building community and strengthening families. In this photo, the pastor has easy access to the congregation, and Pastor Kevin Hamm makes the most of this fact by personally greeting as many in the congregation as possible.

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CDH Partners President Bill Chegwidden, FAIA, was interviewed about the importance of having a Master Plan and how it helps churches realize their dreams for the future while staying on track financially and physically.

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Later after the inside video along with plenty of b-roll was shot, Bill Chegwidden takes a closer look at the construction of the drone that was used to fly over Gardendale’s campus and shoot HD video.

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A few minutes later, it was launched and flying high. The video of this amazing church is being produced now and will be available for our clients and friends to view in about three weeks.

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This church has dramatic views and points of interest that brands them as reaching out to the world.