PHRC Webinars

Aging In Place

5/13/2014 1:00-2:00 PM

Instructor: Bryan Heitzmann


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With people living longer lives, embracing more active lifestyles, and taking on new challenges later in life, the importance for homeowners to grow old in their current home has become a more important goal for many consumers. "Aging in place" refers to the ability to safely live in one's home, while using products, services, and conveniences which allow you to remain in your residence as your life circumstances change. With this changing need, a new opportunity has arisen that can help building and remodeling companies grow significantly. This webinar will provide participants with the knowledge to effectively market, identify, and recommend attractive design solutions that can offer a safe and comfortable space for homeowners who wish to age in place. This webinar will present techniques for modifying home designs for new construction and remodels.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the characteristics of the three target market segments in the aging in place market and describe design features or modifications that can help meet the needs of each market segment.
  • Determine design solutions for various rooms of a home that will meet the needs of the Aging in Place client
  • Recognize social, generational, and economic factors that impact the Aging in Place market
  • Identify new and innovative products and/or equipment that can be used or installed to improve the safety of the residence


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credits

Credit Hours


Tags: Residential Structures and Building Code Requirements



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