We wish you a wonderful holiday season!
Living In Place Newsletter
December 2015

Scroll to the bottom to read some  holiday safety tips from Mrs Claus...
Upcoming Events

Voices From the Industry
Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
January 19, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada

Less than 100 national industry experts have been invited to speak at the largest combined design & construction industry show in the nation, with over 100,000 attendees! The Living In Place Institute is proud to have selected to present:


The Benefits of Designing to Live in Place    
January 19, 2016   (4:30-5:30pm)
Las Vegas, Nevada

Improve your business potential through designing all homes for accessibility, comfort and safety, regardless of the homeowners age or needs. This dynamic and entertaining seminar will take you beyond aging in place and universal design. Learn the principles of living in place design, how these principles will enhance your business, and how a standardized assessment is critical to improving your clients independence, comfort and dignity.
National Kitchen & Bath Association 0.1 CEU approved
Upcoming Events

InspectionWorld Conference
January 26, 2016
San Diego, California

This is the home inspection show of the year. The Living In Place Institute is proud to have selected to present:


Lunch & Learn
Using the Home Accessibility and Safety Assessment Checklist    
January 26, 2016   (11:30am-12:30pm)
San Diego, California

Improve your business potential by using the Home Accessibility and Safety Assessment Checklist. Inspect all homes for accessibility, comfort and safety, regardless of the homeowners age or needs. This dynamic and entertaining seminar will take you beyond aging in place and universal design.Learn the principles of living in place design, how these principles will enhance your business, and how a standardized assessment is critical to improving your clients independence, comfort and dignity.

Upcoming Events

National Certification Training
February 17-18, 2016
Denver Area, Colorado

Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP)    
February 17-18, 2016 (7:45am-5pm) 
H osted by Roth Living 17801 E 40th Ave, Aurora, Colorado


This national certification course will take you beyond aging-in-place and universal design. 

Included is a disability experiential lunch session, led by an occupational therapist and a professional chef.


SEATING IS LIMITED, REGISTER TODAY


                

The CLIPP course is approved for 16 of ASHI continuing education credits
  

Upcoming Events

American Occupational Therapy Association
Annual Conference 
April 8, 2016
Chicago, Illinois

The Living In Place Institute is proud to have been invited back in 2016 to present:

Home Accessibility and Safety Assessments - 
Increasing Accessibility, Comfort and Safety for Everyone    
April 8, 2016   (11:00am-12:00pm)
Chicago, Illinois

Improve your business potential through designing all homes for accessibility, comfort and safety, regardless of the homeowners age or needs. This dynamic and entertaining seminar will take you beyond aging in place and universal design.Learn the principles of living in place design, how these principles will enhance your business, and how a standardized assessment is critical to improving your clients independence, comfort and dignity.

This seminar is approved for .075 AOTA continuing education credits

Upcoming Events

National Training Calendar

Improve your business opportunities. Join other professionals and become a Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP ). Help make all homes accessible, comfortable and safe for everyone, regardless of their age or needs. Improve independence and dignity for all your clients. Learn how to use the Home Accessibility and Safety Assessment Checklist™.

Thirty training sessions are being scheduled across the US, and in Mexico, for 2016. CLICK HERE to see the on-line calendar to find a location near you. If you would like a training session in your community, please contact us as soon as possible!
Inaugural CLIPP training in Denver a huge success!

Here are some comments from attendees:

"I am excited to share the passion of the Living In Place Institute, I learned so much."
Mary Fisher Knott, Mary Fisher Designs

"The value is the added expertise I can bring to my clients. The Living In Place Institute concept is an additional value to the relationship with my clients.  CLIPP covers it all, aging-in-place, universal design, CAPS. "
Jan Neiges, Jan Neiges Design

"I never knew there was so much information that could make such a difference to my clients."
Barbara Barton, Barbara Barton & Associates

"This is the best education I have ever attended, my support for the Living In Place Institute will become even greater"
Gunnar Baldwin, TOTO, USA

"This course is comprehensive, well thought out and highly valuable to designers, contractors and other industry professionals."
Bruce Ramsay, Garaventa Lifts

"Very instructive, very worthwhile, I would recommend it to anyone."
Miles Grant, Genesis Homes

"I really enjoyed learning the tips, tricks and techniques of CLIPP! I highly recommend this course."
Marcia Reece,  Entrepreneur

"The most educational classe I have attended. I am better prepared to help my clients and help myself on all levels."
Leslie Oldham, Coldwell Banker Realty

SAFETY TIP OF THE MONTH
Submitted by Mrs Claus

-Don't leave extension cords out where  Santa  could trip on them or where a young toddler can reach them
-Install safety covers on all of the electrical outlets
-Now is the perfect time to change your smoke alarm batteries
-Children, please pick up your toys so mommy and daddy do not trip on them
-Do not leave your toys on the stairs
-Install night lights all around the house
-12% of candle fires occur during the holidays, only mommies and daddies can light candles
-Always use GFCI outlets to plug in Christmas lights, test those outlets once a month
-When decorating for Christmas, always use a good ladder or step stool and always have someone hold onto you
-Sweep the snow away from all the walkways and steps and use ice melt
-Install a new grab bar in the shower and bathtub before family comes to visit
-There are over 65,000 fires every year from space heaters. If you are using a space heater make sure the cords are not damaged, plug them into a wall outlet,, never use and extension cord and keep them at least three feet away from paper, rugs or anything that will burn
- Keep your natural Christmas watered so it does not dry out, or if you have an artificial tree, make sure it is non-flammable
-Children, clean up all the wrapping paper as soon as you are done opening presents, never burn wrapping paper in the fireplace
-Never leave batteries laying around so the young ones can reach them, only grownups should handle batteries
-Keep candy away from your pets
-Keep all hot foods and alcohol out of reach from young children
-Replace your furnace filters 
-If you have a fireplace, keep the doors or screens closed at all times
-Check or replace your fire extinguishers and keep them on the other side of the room from the Christmas tree
-Only mommy or daddy should use scissors, never a knife, to open presents
-Go to bed early and do not get up until mommy and daddy say it is okay. 
-Leave carrots out for Rudolf
Have a safe and very Merry Christmas!