By 2030, every hour, seven Americans will die from a fall. It is our collective responsibility to stop unnecessary falls.

Join us and support GOAL 2028!

First step - Add your name ! Click the graphic on the left to add your first name and last initial to the list in support of reducing falls by 50% with safer designs & products.

GOAL 2028! is being called the largest social movement in recent history.

No money, no politics, just add your name and spread the word!
National Kitchen & Bath Association Partners with Living In Place Institute
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, through a strategic alliance with the Living In Place Institute (LIPI), is offering the state-of-the-art LIPI Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP) Certification Program to any qualified professional desiring CLIPP certification. LIPI has established an NKBA Scholarship allowing NKBA members to participate for $949 — a savings of $350 off the regular price of $1,299 — for the certification course and materials. Click here to register.

The U.S. population is aging at a rapid rate: From now through 2036, 10,000 people will
celebrate their 65th birthday every day. There are certain physical realities of growing older that design can accommodate, but the issues are not limited to aging alone: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimate that roughly 20 percent of Americans have some physical limitation or disability, making design principles pertaining to accessibility and safety important for an even broader swath of the population.

LIPI’s CLIPP certification program was developed specifically to make ALL homes accessible, comfortable and safe. To that end, NKBA endorses LIPI’s GOAL 2028! campaign that challenges all design, construction, medical and other professionals to work to achieve 50 percent fewer falls in the home by the year 2028. A combination of safer designs and products, as well as inter-professional teaming with aligned individuals and associations/groups in all facets of home and human interaction, will collectively deliver the goal.

Mary Jo Peterson, CLIPP, CMKBD, CAPS, an award-winning designer whose work has earned national recognition and induction into the NKBA Hall of Fame, and a member of the Living In Place Advisory Panel, says, “Living In Place is a practical and vital approach whose time has come. It addresses the intent of Universal Design in a positive and proactive program, responsive to the ever-changing human condition and the needs of today's business environment.”

“This partnership with LIPI is in keeping with NKBA’s goals overall: to offer professional
development and educational opportunities, and to create beautiful, functional and safe kitchens and baths,” said Suzie Williford, NKBA executive vice president of industry relations and chief strategy officer. “The NKBA is pleased to support Goal 2028! and deliver an important educational shift in planning and designing the two most susceptible spaces of the home: the kitchen and the bath.”

“We are honored to have our CLIPP certified program exclusively endorsed by the NKBA,” said LIPI co-founders and partners, Erik Listou and Louie Delaware. “This alliance is a win-win for current and future NKBA members and others who are committed to making all residential environments safe, comfortable and accessible.”

For more information about the strategic partnership and the CLIPP certification program, visit or contact the NKBA at
Recent Articles
"Renovation Strategies to Live at Home - Stylishly -Into Your 80s"
Wall Street Journal, August 23, 2018
Featuring work from CLIPP graduate Jonas Carnemark, CLIPP, CR, CKD of Carnemark design+build
Click on the article to read more
"Design for Living"
 Washington Post   , August 30, 2018
Featuring work from CLIPP graduate Barbara Barton, CLIPP, CMKBD, CAPS of Barbara Barton & Associates in Denver, Colorado and Quotes from Larry Armstrong, CLIPP, of Reverse Mortgage Funding
Click on the article to read more 
Welcome the newest member of the
Living In Place Institute Advisory Panel
Interior design expert Elle H-Millard, CLIPP, CKD, is editor-at-large for the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), where she also serves as an NKBA Insider — an ambassador representing the association and promoting the highest standards of kitchen and bath design and remodeling across the country and internationally.

A trend forecasting consultant, H-Millard holds NKBA’s coveted certification in kitchen design (CKD) She started her career pursing a Master of Fine Art degree in sculpture at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, where understanding the relationship between positive and negative space became more than a passion. She transitioned to interiors, specifically commercial kitchens and eateries, working as a restaurant designer for national brands. Her creative concepts increased sales of design services by $5 million in a single year. H-Millard is also a Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP).

H-Millard was one of 11 cast to be on HGTV’s “Design Star” series, where she competed to host her own show, and was featured in Philadelphia MagazineElegant Wedding for her innovative use of mundane materials to create wearable art at her own wedding.

Today, she presents and participates in think-tank group discussions, creates kitchen and bath concepts for product development, and travels to trade and consumer events around the world in search of the latest design directions and the Next Big Thing in the kitchen and bath universe.
Register today to learn How-To reduce falls through safer design and products in ALL homes
Click any date to learn more and register

Virtual Classes:
Dec 10-11-12 & 17-18-19  (six days about 3 hrs per day) - Registration closes November 26th)

In-Person Classes:
Nov 1-2, 2018   - Louisville, KY. 7:30-5:00 both days required. (registration closes Oct 25th)
Location: GE Monogram Corporate Headquarters, Louisville, KY 

Nov 12-13, 2018  - Denver, CO 7:30am-5:00pm both days required. Cosentino Center, Denver, CO (registration closes Nov 5th)

Jan 7-8, 2019  - 7:30-5:00 both days required. (registration closes Dec 26th) Location: Huntington University, Fort Wayne, Indiana. This class is very special. There will be 30+ Occupational Therapy students from Huntington University attending, plus faculty, plus working professionals. 

These two are at KBIS

Feb 17-18, 2019 - 7:30-5:00 both days required. (registration closes Feb 11th - class will sell out quickly) Location: Near KBIS-Las Vegas, NV

Feb 22-23, 2019 - 7:30-5:00 both days required. (registration closes Feb 13th - class will sell out quickly) Location: Near KBIS-Las Vegas, NV
Webinars are a great way of learning

What is CLIPP? Q & A with the Co-Founders
November 14, 2018
6:00 -7:00 pm Eastern Time

Visit HERE to register for this and many other webinars

Going to KBIS?
The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show is combined with the International Builders Show. Attendance is expected to top 80,000!

Join us on February 19-20-21, 2019 for all the excitement.

Special Show Features include:
  • Showcase for Living In Place
  • Sponsors will be featuring Living In Place Recognized Products from:
  • Cosentino
  • Rev-A-Shelf
  • Educational Panel Presentations - Leading industry experts will share their wisdom
  • GIVEAWAY - Sponsors will donate some very special prizes - registration required
  • Recognized Product Tours - FREE tours - registration required
  • Each tour will be hosted by a Certified Living In Place Professional
  • Tours start at the NKBA booth N2627
  • GOAL 2028! - Add your name to this growing movement. Reduce falls by 50% with safer designs and products . Sign up locations at many show locations including
  • Showcase for Living In Place
  • NKBA booth
  • At strategic vendor booths throughout the show
  • CLIPP classes before and after the show, Register HERE.
  • NKBA members receive $350 discount
FREE Guidebook for Living In Place
Attention Industry Professionals:
Free Guidebook for Living In Place
Here is an informative Guidebook to help you further understand the concept and practical business application of Living In Place.

You will learn:
  • The need for safer homes
  • The Living In Place Solution
  • Just a few of the hundreds of designs and product ideas you can include in ALL your projects, with live links for more information
  • Plus valuable information about becoming a Certified Living In Place Professional

Click on the Guidebook to receive your copy