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Knowing Your Home: New Needs, Same House
May 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Our lives and bodies are constantly changing. With timely, mindful, and often inexpensive improvements, our houses can change with us, becoming safe, healthy, and functional spaces that nurture people of all ages and abilities.
The primary focus of this presentation will be on aging-in-place, but it will be of interest to homeowners of all ages and stages of life—particularly those who might be considering renovation and remodeling. Among the topics to be discussed are the life-long advantages of flexible and universal design elements; accessibility; the use of light, color, and layout to create safer environments; the Healthy Home Rating System and home-safety checklists; and lowering home maintenance demands.
The presenter, Fred Cortright, has hands-on experience building accessible housing. He is also a board member of Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio and the committee chair for the Anderson Center for Accessible Living, whose focus is educating builders, homeowners, and the general public on accessibility and aging-in-place concerns. He is also, as it were, aging.
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Our workshops are free of charge due to the generosity of our sponsors:
Charter One Bank, City of Lakewood, Cleveland Lumber, First Federal Lakewood, Huntington Bank, Third Federal Savings & Loan & The Cleveland Foundation