Until you actually attend a CAPS, universal design, sales and marketing, or other aging in place or remodeling class instructed by award-winning aging in place instructor Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, CEAC, SHSS, it's hard to get a full appreciation of the learning that takes place in this informal classroom atmosphere that makes it easy to ask questions and share information with other participants. Steve encourages questions and believes that a large part of the value of the classes is what you get from interacting with people in the class from other disciplines and geographic areas. What a way to expand your personal and professional network also!
Steve makes sure that he connects the material with the needs of the participants so there is an immediate way to apply what is learned to real life situations.
Here are some candid photos and a few group shots from the classes over the past few years.
Since no one wears a tag or label that identifies what they do, you will see some of the following occupations and professions represented below: remodelers, renovators, general contractors, home builders, handymen, carpenters, trade contractors, electrical and low voltage contractors, occupational therapists, physical therapists, interior designers, kitchen and bath designers, decorators, lenders and financial planners, property managers, building materials sales and manufacturers, retirement community and nursing home staff, durable medical equipment contractors and suppliers, home health agencies, real estate sales professionals, architects, appliance manufacturers and sales, cabinet and hardware manufacturers and sales, nurses, gerontologists, aging specialists, housing planners, university faculty, non-profit and governmental officials, social workers, residential community security services, insurance agents, attorneys, and even more.