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Free Booklet, Web Site Offer Strategies for Aging in Place

The National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association, in partnership with the National Advisory Council on Aging in Place, has introduced a free booklet and Web site to provide older home owners with practical information on how they can make their homes more livable.

The “NRMLA Guide to Aging In Place” gathers design ideas that home owners can use to make their homes safer and more comfortable as they age and provides useful information on where to find products and professionals who can help plan and implement modifications.

The booklet also contains several real-life case studies of people who have successfully modified their homes to accommodate their changing needs.

For a free copy of the booklet, click here, or call 866-264-4466. The link also provides visitors with information on assessing and adapting a home environment as well as strategies for paying for large-scale home modifications.


Learn More About Seniors Housing Through the Seniors Housing Council

To learn more about seniors housing or boomers, join the NAHB Seniors Housing Council. The council provides information, education, networking and recognition opportunities for its members and represents NAHB on seniors housing issues. For more details, e-mail Jeff Jenkins or call him at 800-368-5242 x8292.

BuilderBooks.com Has Publications About Seniors Housing

BuilderBooks.com offers a variety of publications about the seniors housing market. To view or purchase these publications, click here and type “seniors” in the search engine.

2004 Seniors Housing Symposium

To learn more about the seniors housing market, plan to attend the 2004 Seniors Housing Symposium, Building for Boomers & Beyond in Chicago from April 14-16. The symposium will focus on the lifestyle component of 50+ seniors housing.

University of Housing Offers CAPS Designation Program

The NAHB University of Housing offers the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program that teaches the technical, business management and customer service skills essential for competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place. For a complete list of current offerings, click here.

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