For those of us in the design/build community, it is vitally important if we are to keep up with the changing nature and evolving trends of the profession. And one of those trends is the amazing cultural evolution known as Aging In Place. Just think about this, in a little more than a decade, those 76 million baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964 will all be over the age of 60. And at that point, this HUGE NUMBER will be in the middle of deciding how best to stay in their own homes and how to care for a parent who is living longer than expected. Here is what they are thinking….
“Do we ship grandpa off to some nursing home environment or bring him into our home?”
“What will be do when we are no longer able to climb the stairs?”
“What changes can we make to the house so that we can remain independent right here?”
“Is there someone or some service that I can turn to for help in discovering my options?”
So it is a great time to capture this opportunity. You can begin to acquire the skills necessary and learn how to become that “service provider” and design consultant for this tsunami of seniors. Check out my 5-part series “DESIGNS FOR INDEPENDENCY – Creating Spaces that Last a Lifetime”and discover the skills, tools and techniques you will need to assist this group and adapt their residence into an environment that is safe, secure and comforting…. and a place,… according to several surveys,… that Seniors have indicated they want to be: IN THEIR OWN HOMES.
So CLICK HERE to register for this webinar series producted by Lifelines + Legacies. I think that you will find that each segment presents a compelling story why designers, OTs, PTs, Realtors, contractors and home remodelers can truly lead this cultural evolution and make life at home a home for a lifetime for 76 million Americans. Time will not wait. Will you?
PS. This Five-Part Series is IDCEC approved for continuing education for interior designers. And WOW….That’s Five Hours of great information plus FIVE CEU credits.