Steve Hoffacker Is Your CAPS Instructor For Community Outreach
Steve Hoffacker CAPS CEAC SHSS, in addition to his many activities in the real estate, design, and construction industries, has a strong foundation in occupation therapy and how OTs, physical therapists, case managers, and mobility equipment specialist can deliver impactful services to address the needs of people who are aging in place.
As a professional sociologist, Steve has an extensive history of working with community organizations (both governmental and non-profit), including many years as a city planner in both Illinois and Florida. He was one of the initial recipients of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) designations.
As a Certified Aging In Place Specialist and Master Instructor, Steve has been a member of several local organizations aimed at helping people stay in their homes, renovating their homes for that purpose – especially for accommodating a physical limitation, and working with lower income individuals to accomplish meaningful changes. He is a member of the National Council for Independent Living.
As an instructor and consultant, Steve has worked in several markets across the country with local governments, housing authorities, county extension services, aging councils, and other agencies involved in creating or offering acceptable solutions for the public.
Steve developed a program through the University of Florida to involve local County Extension Agents in delivering the aging in place message and renovations to their respective service areas.
Steve welcomes anyone associated with a local Center for Independent Living, Habitat for Humanity, Area Council on Aging, or other organization to attend his classes as so many already have.
Become a Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS) to connect more effectively with consumers and other professionals in the marketplace with the ultimate goal of helping people, regardless of their needs or abilities, to remain in their present homes long-term.
Testimonials from Non-Profits
“Taking the Certified Aging in Place (CAPS) certification courses from Steve is time well spent. He has incredible knowledge and insight he shares with his students. If you are thinking about pursuing the CAPS certification or want to learn about universal design, check out Steve’s schedule and sign up for one of his trainings. You will be glad you did.” – Jackie Mayo, CAPS, Non-Profit Housing Agency, Knoxville, Tennessee
I have been doing Aging in Place remodeling for almost 20 years and The training I received this year from Steve Hoffacker was insightful, professional and inventive. Steve brings his extensive experience to a subject that needs brought to the attention to not only the professional builders and occupational therapist but to the aging and disabled service providers and the aging public. His ability to get the aging message across goes beyond the professional builder and provider to those in the public that want to age in place in their own homes. Steve Hoffacker has my highest recommendation and respect as a professional in the Aging in Place industry.” – Joe Gage, Housing Coordinator at Buckeye Hills HVRDD, Waverly, Ohio
Mr. Hoffacker was a great instructor for my CAPS certification. He has extensive knowledge in the field of Age In Place and home accessibility modification. He also facilitated the class discussions, making our class an interactive educational experience. I look forward to stay connected with him and build my career using the knowledge he taught and the guidance he provided. – Clement Yang, CAPS, Wesley Chapel, Florida
“I just completed the CAPS 3-day workshop facilitated by Steve and was extremely impressed with his level of expertise and facilitation skills. I’ve been in the training and education field for more than 20 years and very much appreciated Steve’s creative style and ability to impart complicated information in an easy-to-understand format. He has a very nice way of helping participants to feel comfortable, engage in the topic and, and interact in the class.” – Lu Post, CAPS, Atlanta, Georgia