Sept. 15 Webinar to Explore 50+ Design Trends
Tomorrow's mature buyers want well-designed communities, or changes in their existing homes, that will allow them to continue to be engaged and active. Although they may not acknowledge it today, they also want homes with thoughtful features that make it possible for them to comfortably age in place.
The NAHB 50+ Housing Council and NAHB Remodelers are hosting the webinar, “Designing 50+ Homes and Communities for the Future,” to discuss this emerging trend in detail. The webinar, which begins at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 15, is free to members of the 50+ Housing Council and NAHB Remodelers. The fee for other NAHB members is $69 and $100 for non-members.
During the webinar, a panelist will provide an overview of universal design, while a nationally-recognized active adult builder and remodeler will discuss how builders and remodelers can incorporate universal design features into new or existing construction — without breaking the budget.
In addition, a representative from AARP's Livable Communities program will provide builders, developers, designers and remodelers with a checklist of what makes a community truly livable.
Panelists include Bill Owens, of Owens Construction; Roy Wendt, of Wendt Builders; and Amy Levner, AARP’s Housing and Mobility Options.
Mary Jo Peterson, CAASH, CAPS, CKD, CBD, of Mary Jo Peterson, Inc., will serve as the moderator and a panelist.
The webinar panelists will:
- Explain the concepts of universal design and aging in place and the specific design features involved
- Describe strategies to show builders, remodelers, architects, designers and other housing professionals how to successfully incorporate universal design/aging in place into new and existing construction without creating an institutional look
- Identify methods to market these features to 50+ customers, communicating the short- and long-term value of these features as consumers get older
- Provide illustrations, floor plans and graphic images of well-executed universal design from nationally recognized, award-winning homes and communities
- Provide a checklist of key features that make homes and communities livable for people of all ages as identified in AARP's Livable Communities program
Participants can receive one hour of continuing education credit for CAASH, CAPS and other NAHB professional designations.
For more information and to register, click here, or call the NAHB Office of the Registrar at 800-368-5242 x8338 or e-mail email@example.com.
Visit www.nahb.org/50pluswebseminar for a list of upcoming webinars from the 50+ Housing Council.