Aging in place workshop Jan. 29

Jan 20, 2014

Rockland — Innovative Aging in Place designs in ones kitchen and bathroom can make it easy for people to live inspired, active lives in comfort and style in their own home at any stage of their life.

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 11:30 a.m. at Spectrum Generations Knox Community Center, 61 Park St. in Rockland Lynne Gushee, certified aging in place specialist from the Dream Kitchens Studio by Mathew Brothers will discuss simple modifications and adaptations which can be made to one's kitchen or bathroom which will permit one to safely and efficiently use the rooms in one's home through all of life's transitions. The terms and buzz words Aging in Place and Universal Design will be defined.

As one approaches a remodeling project, especially for the kitchen or bathroom in one's home, it's important to consider not only current wants and needs, but also updates that will improve one's quality of life further down the road. Gushee will clarify how one needs to think about Universal Design features that will allow one to age gracefully in one's home and maintain one's independence.

Workshop participants will learn that contrary to popular belief one does not need to sacrifice style or performance in order to enjoy comfortable, accessible living. Aging is inevitable, but disability within one's home is not. With Aging in Place and Universal Design concepts, one can design or redesign one's home so that it remains fully accessible as one ages. Participating Fee: $5. To register call 596-0339 by noon on Jan. 28.

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