Aging In Place & Universal Design

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Education & Training - Steve Hoffacker LLC
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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There comes a time when we decide to sell something that means a lot to us - our home, property, a beach house, car, boat, RV, or similar item that we esteem. Until that point we value it and enjoy owning and using it. However, once we reach the decision to sell it, ownership of that item transfe...
06/20/2014
Many consumers are price shoppers. In fact, many people are sleeve shoppers when picking out the latest fashion to wear. They see something they like. Then they look at the price tag hanging from the sleeve. Then they decide how much they "really" like it after they factor in the price.Whether we...
04/19/2014
Aging in place and universal design are being talked about daily in real estate, architectural, homebuilding, remodeling, interior design, new home sales, durable medical equipment, and occupational therapy circles - and with their clientele.Do you know to recommend improvements to someone's home...
03/22/2014
As a real estate sales agent or a new home salesperson, do you know how to handle a request for having a ramp installed by one of your buyers or clients?Is it considered a permanent structure by your local jurisdiction or a temporary one? Have you checked? Does it require any special materials or...
03/13/2014
At the International Builders' Show (IBS) presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) along with the Kitchen and Bath Show (KBIS) conducted by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), held jointly earlier this month in Las Vegas, Steve Hoffacker was selected to teach th...
02/18/2014
Nonprofit agencies have a daily challenge of promoting their message and attracting supporters. Occasionally, an opportunity comes along that helps out significantly.In Palm Beach County - Wellington specifically - home of outstanding international polo, "The Great Charity Challenege" is giving 3...
01/25/2014
 Not all of us can live on a street actually called "Happiness," but we can make any street we live on a happy place to be - if not the entire street, then certainly our little piece of it. We all have the power to choose joy and happiness. It isn't awarded or given out. There's no lottery for it...
11/05/2013
  Orange is a fall color - possibly the fall color! The beautiful orange leaves on the trees. The gorgeous orange pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns! You can't think of fall without the color orange coming to mind, and you can't see orange (unless it's citrus) without beautiful images of fall occurring...
11/02/2013
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  It seems like this special access point to the wonderful expansive ocean has just been created for us to discover and that no one else has knowledge of this entry point or the ocean. There's no one here but us. The ocean is all ours! Talk about time to recharge and get away from normal activiti...
10/27/2013
 Was this attractive rock placed here intentionaaly to mark or commemorate an important event, or did it just somehow find its way to this place? Don't think it was just casually dropped - it's too heavy for that.Then, there's the matter of the other ones.How are we leaving our mark for those com...
10/13/2013
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