CERTIFIED AGING IN PLACE SPECIALIST ("CAPS") CLASSES BY STEVE HOFFACKER



CAPS I ("Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility"), Tuesday, February 21, 2017 [Columbia College of Chicago, 624 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605]
CAPS II ("Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility"), Wednesday, February 22, 2017 [Columbia College of Chicago, 624 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605]
BMBP ("Business Management for Building Professionals"), Thursday, February 23, 2017 [Columbia College of Chicago, 624 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605]


CAPS I ("Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility")Monday, February 27, 017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
CAPS II ("Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility")Tuesday, February 28, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
BMBP ("Business Management for Building Professionals")Wednesday, March 1, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]​


CAPS I ("Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility"), Wednesday, March 15, 2017 [Closet Factory, 1650 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33443]
CAPS II ("Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility"), Thursday, March 16, 2017 [Closet Factory, 1650 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33443]
BMBP ("Business Management for Building Professionals"), Friday, March 17, 2017 [Closet Factory, 1650 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33443]


CAPS I ("Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility")Monday, March 27, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
CAPS II ("Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility")Tuesday, March 28, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
BMBP ("Business Management for Building Professionals")Wednesday, March 29, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


​CAPS I ("Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility"), Wednesday, April 10, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
CAPS II ("Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility"), Thursday, April 11, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
BMBP ("Business Management for Building Professionals"), Friday, April 12, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


CAPS I ("Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility"), Monday, May 1, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
CAPS II ("Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility"), Tuesday, May 2, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
BMBP ("Business Management for Building Professionals"), Wednesday, May 3, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


CAPS I ("Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility"), Wednesday, May 10, 2017 [Mosby Building Arts, 645 Leffingwell Avenue, Kirkwood, MO 63122]
CAPS II ("Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility"), Thursday, May 11, 2017 [Mosby Building Arts, 645 Leffingwell Avenue, Kirkwood, MO 63122]
BMBP ("Business Management for Building Professionals"), Friday, May 12, 2017 [Mosby Building Arts, 645 Leffingwell Avenue, Kirkwood, MO 63122]


CAPS I ("Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility"), Wednesday, May 31, 2017 [Home Instead Senior Care, 66 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201]
CAPS II ("Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility"), Thursday, June 1, 2017 [Home Instead Senior Care, 66 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201]
BMBP ("Business Management for Building Professionals"), Friday, June 2, 2017 [Home Instead Senior Care, 66 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201]


CAPS I ("Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility"), Monday, June 19, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
CAPS II ("Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility"), Tuesday, June 20, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
BMBP ("Business Management for Building Professionals"), Wednesday, June 21, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


CAPS I ("Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility"), Monday, June 26, 2017 [Bath Savings Institution, 105 Front Street, Bath, ME 04530]
CAPS II ("Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility"), Tuesday, June 27, 2017 [Bath Savings Institution, 105 Front Street, Bath, ME 04530]
BMBP ("Business Management for Building Professionals"), Wednesday, June 28, 2017 [Bath Savings Institution, 105 Front Street, Bath, ME 04530]​


CAPS I ("Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility"), Monday, July 17, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
CAPS II ("Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility"), Tuesday, July 18, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
BMBP ("Business Management for Building Professionals"), Wednesday, July 19, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


CAPS I ("Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility"), Wednesday, August 2, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
CAPS II ("Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility"), Thursday, August 3, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
BMBP ("Business Management for Building Professionals"), Friday, August 4, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


CAPS I ("Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility"), Monday, August 21, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
CAPS II ("Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility"), Tuesday, August 22, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
BMBP ("Business Management for Building Professionals"), Wednesday, August 23, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


CAPS I ("Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility"), Monday, September 11, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
CAPS II ("Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility"), Tuesday, September 12, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
BMBP ("Business Management for Building Professionals"), Wednesday, September 13, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


CAPS I ("Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility"), Monday, October 2, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
CAPS II ("Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility"), Tuesday, October 3, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
BMBP ("Business Management for Building Professionals"), Wednesday, October 4, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


CAPS I ("Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility"), Wednesday, November 1, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
CAPS II ("Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility"), Thursday, November 2, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
BMBP ("Business Management for Building Professionals"), Friday, November 3, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


CAPS I ("Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility"), Wednesday, December 6, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
CAPS II ("Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility"), Thursday, December 7, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
BMBP ("Business Management for Building Professionals"), Friday, December 8, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


UNIVERSAL DESIGN/BUILD CLASSES BY STEVE HOFFACKER



​Universal Design/Build, Thursday, March 2. 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
Universal Design/Build, Friday, March 3, 2017 (2-day class) [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


​​Universal Design/Build, Thursday, March 30. 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
Universal Design/Build, Friday, March 31. 2017 (2-day class) [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


​​Universal Design/Build, Thursday, April 20, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
Universal Design/Build, Friday, April 21, 2017 (2-day class) [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


​​Universal Design/Build, Thursday, May 4, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
Universal Design/Build, Friday, May 5, 2017 (2-day class) [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


​​Universal Design/Build, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 [Home Builders Association of Stark County, 4344 Metro Circle NW, North Canton, OH 44720]
Universal Design/Build, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (2-day class) [Home Builders Association of Stark County, 4344 Metro Circle NW, North Canton, OH 44720]


Universal Design/Build, Thursday, June 22, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
Universal Design/Build, Friday, June 23, 2017 (2-day class) [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]


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


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


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


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


Universal Design/Build, Thursday, December 11, 2017 [Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411]
Universal Design/Build, Friday, December 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


"The Secrets To Thriving In Business - Generating Leads For More Sales," Tuesday, April 4, 2017 [Rochester Home Builders Association, Rochester, NY] 9:00-4:00


"Universal Design: Opening More Doors For Your & Your Customers," Wednesday, April 5, 2017 [Rochester Home Builders Association, Rochester, NY] 9:00-1:00


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, Boca Raton, Florida, or other cities.





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 Steve Hoffacker in the central West Palm Beach, Florida area at Schwarzmann European Kitchens or at Closet Factory in Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton, Florida. Other venues for 2017 include IBS (Hyatt Regency Hotel) in Orlando; Frank Webb's Bath & Lighting Showroom in Springfield, MAHome Instead Senior Care in Pittsfield, MAHome Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga in Chattanooga, TNBath Savings Institution in Bath, ME; and locations to be determined in Arlington, TXEdmond, OKChicagoland, ILnortheast OHHome 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.
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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, 2016)

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, 2016) | "National Stroke Awareness Month" | "ALS Awareness Month," "Arthritis Awareness Month" | "Healthy Vision Month" | "National Senior                              Health & Fitness Day" (May 25, 2016) "National MS Awareness Day"( May 25, 2016) | "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" | "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 9-15, 2016; 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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