Certified Aging In Place Specialist ("CAPS") Classes By Steve Hoffacker



CAPS I (1st CAPS class - "Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client"), Monday, August 21, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
CAPS II (2nd CAPS class - "Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place"), Tuesday, August 22, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
BMBP (3rd CAPS class - "Business Management for Building Professionals"), Wednesday, August 23, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


CAPS I (1st CAPS class - "Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client"), Wednesday, September 6, 2017 [Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA, 3801 Wrightsville Avenue, #5, Wilmington, NC 28406]
CAPS II (2nd CAPS class - "Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place"), Thursday, September 7, 2017 [Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA, 3801 Wrightsville Avenue, #5, Wilmington, NC 28406]
BMBP (3rd CAPS class - "Business Management for Building Professionals"), Friday, September 8, 2017 [Wilmington-Cape Fear HBA, 3801 Wrightsville Avenue, #5, Wilmington, NC 28406]


CAPS I (1st CAPS class - "Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client"), Monday, September 11, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
CAPS II (2nd CAPS class - "Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place"), Tuesday, September 12, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
BMBP (3rd CAPS class - "Business Management for Building Professionals"), Wednesday, September 13, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


CAPS I (1st CAPS class - "Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client"), Wednesday, September 20, 2017 [Home Builders Association of West Florida, 4400 Bayou Boulevard, Pensacola, FL 32503]
CAPS II (2nd CAPS class - "Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place"), Thursday, September 21, 2017 [Home Builders Association of West Florida, 4400 Bayou Boulevard, Pensacola, FL 32503]
BMBP (3rd CAPS class - "Business Management for Building Professionals"), Friday, September 22, 2017 [Home Builders Association of  West Florida, 4400 Bayou Boulevard, Pensacola, FL 32503]


CAPS I (1st CAPS class - "Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client")Monday, September 25, 2017 [Home Builders Association of Stark County, 4344 Metro Circle NW, North Canton, OH 44720]
CAPS II (2nd CAPS class - "Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place")Tuesday, September 26, 2017 [Home Builders Association of Stark County, 4344 Metro Circle NW, North Canton, OH 44720]
BMBP (3rd CAPS class - "Business Management for Building Professionals")Wednesday, September 27, 2017 [Home Builders Association of Stark County, 4344 Metro Circle NW, North Canton, OH 44720]


CAPS I (1st CAPS class - "Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client"), Monday, October 2, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
CAPS II (2nd CAPS class - "Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place"), Tuesday, October 3, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
BMBP (3rd CAPS class - "Business Management for Building Professionals"), Wednesday, October 4, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


CAPS I (1st CAPS class - "Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client"), Monday, October 23, 2017 [Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, One Siskin Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37403]
CAPS II (2nd CAPS class - "Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place")Tuesday, October 24, 2017 [Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, One Siskin Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37403]
BMBP (3rd CAPS class - "Business Management for Building Professionals"), Wednesday, October 25, 2017 [Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, One Siskin Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37403]


CAPS I (1st CAPS class - "Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client"), Wednesday, November 1, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
CAPS II (2nd CAPS class - "Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place"), Thursday, November 2, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
CAPS III (3rd CAPS class - "Details & Solutions For Livable Homes & Aging In Place"), Friday, November 3, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
BMBP (Optional 4th CAPS class - "Business Management for Building Professionals"), Saturday, November 4, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


CAPS I (1st CAPS class - "Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client"), Monday, November 6, 2017 [The Pines Country Club, 3062 Point Marion Road, Morgantown, WV 26505]
CAPS II (2nd CAPS class - "Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place"), Tuesday, November 7, 2017 [The Pines Country Club, 3062 Point Marion Road, Morgantown, WV 26505]
CAPS III (3rd CAPS class - "Details & Solutions For Livable Homes & Aging In Place"), Wednesday, November 8, 2017 [The Pines Country Club, 3062 Point Marion Road, Morgantown, WV 26505]


CAPS I (1st CAPS class - "Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client"), Wednesday, December 6, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
CAPS II (2nd CAPS class - "Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place"), Thursday, December 7, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
CAPS III (3rd CAPS class - "Details & Solutions For Livable Homes & Aging In Place"), Friday, December 8, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
BMBP (Optional 4th class - "Business Management for Building Professionals"), Saturday, November 9, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


Universal Design/Build Classes By Steve Hoffacker




Universal Design/Build, Thursday-Friday, August 24-25, 2017 (2-day class) [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


Universal Design/Build, Thursday-Friday, September 14-15, 2017 (2-day class) [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


​​​​​​Universal Design/Build, Thursday-Friday, September 28-29, 2017 (2-day class) [Home Builders Association of Stark County, 4344 Metro Circle NW, North Canton, OH 44720]


​​Universal Design/Build, Wednesday-Thursday, October 11-12, 2017 (2-day class) [Home Instead Senior Care, 66 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201]


​​Universal Design/Build, Thursday-Friday, October 26-27, 2017 (2-day class) [Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, One Siskin Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37403]


Universal Design/Build, Thursday-Friday, November 9-10, 2017 (2-day class) [The Pines Country Club, 3062 Point Marion Road, Morgantown, WV 26505]


Universal Design/Build, Thursday-Friday, November 16-17, 2017 (2-day class) [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


Universal Design/Build, Thursday-Friday, December 11-12, 2017 (2-day class) [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]



Steve Hoffacker's Aging In Place & Universal Design Continuing Education Classes



2016 was a fantastic year for CAPS and Universal Design/Build classes presented by Steve HoffackerCAPS, CEAC, SHSS, adding to the momentum created in 2015 when Steve was named the NAHB "CAPS Educator of the Year." We finished 2016 with 25 three-day CAPS classes conducted and 12 Universal design/Build courses - in West Palm Beach, Florida and other cities in the midwest and northeast. In 2017, the schedule has even more dates.

Steve consistently receives very positive reviews from attendees and is one of the highest rated instructors nationwide.

Regardless of the type, size, or age of a home or apartment that people currently have, they want to remain living in their present homes for as long as they can. Some people may eventually move into another home later on, but their current home or apartment (owned or rented) needs to be treated as if this is their forever home. Many people already have found their forever home (because they really like it, they love the location, or they can't afford to replace it) and will stay in that home for the long-term.

This trend of remaining in place and not moving has been developing for several years and shows no signs of abating. Actually, it's growing in popularity and demand. This is where you, as a solutions-oriented professional, come in. If you are connected to residential remodeling, renovations, home modifications, or the health and safety of people inside their homes, then you need to be part of the aging-in-place and universal design solutions that people are seeking.

People are craving the ability to stay in familiar surroundings as they age rather than pulling up roots and moving into a retirement facility or nursing home. In addition to stress of packing up and moving, there is the economic impact of being able to afford moving from their present home. Sometimes people can do remain living in their present homes by making very little physical changes to their homes. Other times, more major renovations are called for - especially when there are physical or health concerns that need to be accommodated. Nevertheless, these are less costly than moving into a retirement home, and it helps tremendously with the mental and emotional health of the people you are serving.

If you already have your CAPS designation - from Steve or another instructor - you can take a refresher class for a nominal amount. Ask about this.

The chief objective in helping people remain living where they are is safety. This comes in many forms - from eliminating tripping hazards, creating open passageways, having wide accessible doorways, and locating within easy reach and grasp such items as shelves, door pulls, appliances, faucets, light switches, and other functional elements of a home.

The CAPS training prepares you to be instrumental in helping people remain independent as you effectively assess what needs to be done in their homes to help them cope with aging issues and concerns and to offer practical solutions for addressing and achieving those results.

For anyone looking to obtain your CAPS designation, you must complete all three (3) classes - unless you have a qualifying professional designation that exempts you from the third class. As a convenience to you, Steve offers all three classes in the same location on consecutive days - whether in West Palm Beach, Florida or other cities. Beginning in November, 2017, CAPS I, CAPS II, and CAPS III will be required for the designation with no exemptions or exceptions.




In addition to the current schedule of course, if you would like to host or have the CAPS classes, Universal Design/Build course, or any of the other available courses conducted in your area - either just for your company and your employees and strategic partners or for your marketplace in general, please contact Steve for details on how to make this happen.

All classes (unless otherwise noted) are 9:00-5:00 and are taught by Master Instructor Steve Hoffacker in the central West Palm Beach, Florida area at Schwarzmann European Kitchens. Other venues for 2017 include IBS (Hyatt Regency Hotel) in Orlando; Home Instead Senior Care in Pittsfield, MASiskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation in Chattanooga, TNBath Savings Institution in Bath, MEColumbia College of Chicago in Chicago, ILHome Builders Association of Stark County in North Canton, OHMosby Building Arts in St. Louis, MOHome Builders Association of Greater Springfield in Springfield, MO, and other areas to be named.

Steve's policy is that as long as one person is registered and confirmed for a class, it will be held. Rest assured that if you want to take a class - even if you are the only one in attendance - it will be held as scheduled. This way, you can make your travel and scheduling arrangements with confidence.
Other noteworthy dates and observances for Aging-In-Place professionals

January        -    "National Bath Safety Month" | "National Glaucoma Awareness Month"

February      -    "AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month"

March          -    "International Listening Month" | "World Plumbing Day" (March 11) | "Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month" | "Brain Injury Awareness Month" | "National Developmental Disabilities Month" |                                                    "Save Your Vision Month" | "National Nutrition Month" | "American Diabetes Alert Day" (March 24, 2017)

April            -    "National Occupational Therapy Month" | "National New Homes Month" | "National Autism Awareness Month"

May             -    "National Remodeling Month" | "National Mobility Awareness Month" | "National Older Americans Month" | "Building Safety Month Week One: 'Building Solutions for All Ages'" | "Better Hearing & Speech Month" |                          "National Nurses Week" (May 6-12, 2017) | "National Stroke Awareness Month" | "ALS Awareness Month," "Arthritis Awareness Month" | "Healthy Vision Month" | "National Senior Health & Fitness Day" (May 25,                                 2017) "National MS Awareness Day"( May 25, 2017) | "National Critical Care Awareness & Recognition Month"

June             -    "National Home Safety Month" | "National Men's Health Month" | "National Home Ownership Month" | "National Nursing Assistants Week" (June 9-16)

July              -    "UV Safety Month"

August         -   "National Cataract Awareness Month" | "National Children's Eye & Safety Month" | "National Senior Citizen Day" (August 21)

September - "Falls Prevention Month" | "Falls Prevention Awareness Day" (September 22, 2017) | "Massachusetts Universal Design & Assistive Technology Month" | "National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness                           Month" | "National Women's Health Month" | "Healthy Aging Month" | "National Assisted Living Week" (September 11-17)

October       -   "National Physical Therapy Month" | "Disabled Awareness Month" | "National Kitchen & Bath Month" | "National Aging in Place Week" (National Aging In Place Council, October 10-16) | "Emergency Nurses                                           Week" (October 8-14, 2017) "National Gerontological Nursing Week" (October 2-8) | "Pediatric Nurses Week" (October 3-7)

November    -   "American Diabetes Month" | "COPD Awareness Month" | "National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month" | "National Family Caregivers Month" | "National Home Care & Hospice Month"

December    -   "International Day of Persons with Disabilities" (December 3rd annually) "Good Riddance Day" (December 28th annually)
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