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Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, MCSP, MIRM (Hoffacker Associates LLC, West Palm Beach, FL), is an award-winning international naging-in-place instructor as well as a well respected author and instructor in the field of universal design.
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 This is not a new provision, but Wallace does an excellent job of explaining it and laying out its use. Thanks, Wallace, for a great post.  What every real estate agent has heard and few remember is that there are EXEMPTIONS to the FEDERAL Fair Housing Act. One of those exemptions is the Mrs. Mu...
02/07/2012
Happy Groundhog Day - minus the snow here in South Florida and maybe where you are as well. Can't think of Groundhog Day without recalling the Bill Murray movie of the same name.Wouldn't it be great to keep repeating something until we got it right? Learning the guitar or the piano, speaking a di...
02/02/2012
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  The "transitional home" that Mimi shows us is perfect for a lot of uses and is quite economical for adding living space. Perfect for aging in place or sandwich generations.  Transitional HomesWith an aging mother, a developmentally delayed daughter, and an unemployed spouse at home, I have ofte...
02/01/2012
   As in "take time to smell the roses" (or the coffee), this sign cautions against moving through life too quickly. Actually, many cars can't coast as slow as 2 mph without stalling. This is a walking pace. Maybe they should have said what they really mean - no cars or trucks allowed. Neverthele...
01/27/2012
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  What would going to the county fair be without funnel cakes, carmel apples, homemade french fries, corn dogs, italian sausage with grilled onions and peppers, smoked turkey legs, and ... ? Makes you hungry doesn't it? ─Visit my website for Steve Hoffacker's aging in place solutions and services.
01/24/2012
  We remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for his "I have a dream" speech, but his "Mountaintop" speech, where he said he hadbeen there, was his last. He was killed the next day.How many of us have such as life-defining momentwhen we get a real clear picture and direction ofthe secret of our bein...
01/16/2012
 As we commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we think of his powerful "I have a dream" speech. Having a dream is synonymous with having a vision - a long-term purpose. We need to have that - it's what defines us and keeps us going. Without it, our life may suffer from a lack of...
01/16/2012
  As we commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we rightly focus on what it means to have a dream of a vision for our life. Gary has a great quote from Dr. King and a beautiful photo to go with it.     On this year's Martin Luther King holiday, I harken back to his words of lookin...
01/16/2012
  Sometimes you just need to break away from the pack and strike out on your own. Maybe some of them will follow, maybe not. No matter. Do what you are led to do. ─Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, CEAC, SHSS, is a licensed Certified Aging In Place Specialist - Master Instructor and best-selling author of a...
01/13/2012
  I really like what Paul has done with this scene - quite strong visually and good on its own - with a great quote that underscores the scene.  The ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for...   ~ The timely quote of Grace Hopper  ~ To Tell you the truth, I feel very safe tie...
01/12/2012
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