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HomeFit: Creating Lifelong Homes – Session 1 (Webinar)

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

- Free
Session 1 of this HomeFit program covers assessing your home’s exterior, stairways and bathrooms. Session 2 covers assessing your home’s kitchen and other rooms. Register for Session 2 here>>>
What if all homes could be suitable for anyone, regardless of a person’s age or physical ability? What if a person who wants to live independently, regardless of his or her age or physical ability, could do just that? Join Laura Capp, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, to learn more about resources created by AARP to help people stay in the homes they love by turning them into a “lifelong home,” suitable for themselves and anyone in their household.

Program attendees will:

  • Participate in a room-by-room self-assessment and learn about design elements and safety features that help make a home livable for people of all ages.
  • Discover simple DIY modifications to make a home more livable for everyone.
  • Learn how to choose a home repair contractor for home modifications that require professional expertise.
  • Have an opportunity to ask questions during the program’s Q & A segment.

This program presented by a skilled AARP volunteer and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

How to join the Zoom Meeting on Thursday, June 11:

Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:

• One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action needed with this message.

• One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Be sure to bookmark or star this email so it’s handy when you need it. Simply select the link that says “Click here to join” and the Zoom meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before program start to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is properly working.

For troubleshooting and other Zoom-related questions, please email us at programs@yourhealthandwellbeing.org

By registering for this program, you agree to abide by our Meeting Code of Conduct for Gracious Spaces. Learn more here>>>

About Your Program Presenter

Laura Capp has been an AARP HomeFit Facilitator and Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) since 2012. CAPS designees have successfully completed a program, created by the National Association of Home Builders, that teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to address home modifications for individuals and families wishing to age-in-place. In addition to facilitating numerous workshops on aging-in-place, Ms. Capp is frequently requested as a speaker/facilitator on issues and best practices related to aging, caregiving, lifelong learning, social entrepreneurship, and elder-friendly communities.

Ms. Capp most recently served as the Founding Director of Neighbors Network, a senior village in Winter Park, FL. She has held senior positions at the Area Agency on Aging of Central Florida and Lighthouse Central Florida/Lighthouse Works. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and is a graduate of the Crummer Management Program at Rollins College.