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The Living In Place Institute To Debut The Showcase for Living In Place at KBIS 2019

Jan 3, 2019

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The
Living In Place Institute To Debut

The
Showcase for Living In Place at KBIS 2019

The
Showcase for Living In Place to feature Living In Place-recognized products,
free classes & presentations; thousands of dollars in door prizes

January 3, 2019 – The Living in Place Institute™ (www.LivingInPlace.Institute),
the recognized market leader in providing advocacy & education programs to
promote home safety in every home for all individuals, regardless of their
current or future needs or age, today announced the debut of The Showcase for
Living in Place at KBIS 2019, the annual trade show & conference of the
National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), co-located with the
International Builders Show as Design & Construction Week™. KBIS 2019 is
scheduled from February 19-21, 2019 in Las Vegas. This year’s show is expected
to draw more than 85,000 professionals in North America’s largest annual
gathering of the residential design and construction industry. The Showcase for
Living In Place will be open during show floor hours from February 19-21, 2019,
at booth S-114 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The
Showcase for Living In Place will feature:

  •        Free
    panel presentations on Living In Place design principles, trends & needs from
    over 30 recognized industry experts;
  •        
    Free
    1-hour education classes that qualify for NKBA Continuing Education credits;
  •        Booths & demonstrations of Living In Place-recognized
    products from home products manufacturers TOTO, Rev-A-Shelf, Control4, Viega,
    Cosentino & MONOGRAM;
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    Free 1-Hour education classes that qualify for NKBA Continuing Education credits;

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  •        
    Community
    services presentations from officials of the U.S. Department of Veterans
    Affairs, Habitat for Humanity International & more;
  •        Every
    other hour cooking presentations by MONOGRAM Appliances using Living In Place
    Institute Recognized Products;
  •        Free
    show-floor tours of Living In Place Recognized Products;
  •        Thousands
    of dollars in door prizes; and
  •        
    Free
    phone charging.

“This
new Showcase for Living In Place features unprecedented opportunities to expand
one’s knowledge and learn about Living In Place design principles, products
& ideas,” said Erik Listou, co-founder of the Living In Place Institute.
“Between nationally known, top-flight design professionals and government
officials who will be speaking, product demonstrations of Living In
Place-recognized products, and show-floor tours, the Showcase for Living In
Place offers a giant leap in expanding everyone’s knowledge of helping all
homes become more comfortable, accessible, and safe, as we accommodate for
today’s needs and plan for the future,” he said.

Free
Living In Place Classes Qualify for Continuing Education Credits Through the
NKBA

The
Showcase for Living In Place will feature a series of free classes that allow
NKBA members to earn Continuing Education credits. The class schedule is as
follows. Seating is limited, and is first-come, first served. To register for
these free presentations, access:
www.LivingInPlace.Institute/KBIS-presentations.

TUESDAY,
FEBRUARY 19, 2019 CLASSES include:

·        
10 am – What is Living In
Place & CLIPP – Moderated by Louie Delaware
Panel
includes Dawn Deluca – NKBA Designer & Toni Sabatino – NKBA Designer

·         Noon – Fall Prevention Through Safer Designs and Products –
Moderated by Erik Listou
Panel includes: Sabrena McCarley –
Occupational Therapist, Gunnar Baldwin – TOTO USA, John O’Meara – HEWI USA
& Rick Hirschhaut – Leaf Home Safety Solutions

·        
2 pm – Marketing & Branding Yourself to ALL of Your Living In
Place Clients – Moderated by Erik Listou
 
Panel includes: Robert August – Housing Developer
& #1 NAHB New Member Sales, Fred Berns – Branding Expert & Julie
Schuster – NKBA Designer

·        
4 pm – Kitchen &
Bathroom Trends for Living In Place – Moderated by Erik Listou
Panel
includes: Sheri Gold – MONOGRAM Appliances, Michael Marcum – Rev-A-Shelf,
Kerrie Kelly – Cosentino, Gunnar Baldwin TOTO USA, Brad Hintze – Control4 &
Eric Peterson – Viega

 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019
CLASSES include:

·        
9:30 am – Ergonomics in ALL Bathrooms for Living In Place –
Moderated by Erik Listou
Panel includes: Mary Fisher – NKBA &
ASID Designer and Author, Judy Delaware – Occupational Therapist, Gunnar
Baldwin – TOTO Toilets, John O’Meara – HEWI USA & Eric Peterson – Viega

·        
11:30 am – Technology for Safer Living In Place – Moderated by
Louie Delaware 

Panel includes: Sabrena McCarley –
Occupational Therapist, Brad Hintze – Control4, Toni Sabatino – NKBA Designer
& Dawn Deluca – NKBA Designer

·        
1:30 pmErgonomics in ALL Kitchens for Living In Place – Moderated by Louie
Delaware
Panel includes: Mary Fisher
– NKBA & ASID Designer and Author, Judy Delaware – Occupational Therapist,
Sheri Gold – MONOGRAM Appliances & Michael Marcum –
Rev-A-Shelf

·        
3:30 pm – Lighting & Color for Living In Place – Moderated by Erik
Listou
Panel includes: Paula Kennedy – NKBA Designer, Judy
Delaware – Occupational Therapist, Doug Walter – American Institute of
Architects, Chris Tress – Rev-A-Shelf & Brad Hintze – Control4

Thursday, FEBRUARY 21, 2019 CLASSES include:

·        
9:30 am – What is Living In
Place & CLIPP – Moderated by Louie Delaware
  
Panel includes: Dawn Deluca – NKBA Designer
& Toni Sabatino – NKBA Designer

·        
11:00 am – It Takes A Village – Creating Interprofessional Teams –
Moderated by Erik Listou
Panel includes: Maria
Stapperfenne – NKBA Designer & Past NKBA National President, Barbara Barton
– NKBA Designer, Elle H-Millard – NKBA Designer & Sabrena McCarley –
Occupational Therapist

·        
12:30 pm – Kitchen Appliances for Living In Place – Moderated by
Louie Delaware
Panel includes: Sheri Gold – MONOGRAM
Appliances, Alan Zielinski – NKBA Designer & Past NKBA National President
& LaDonna Eriksen – NKBA Designer

COMMUNITY SERVICE
PRESENTATIONS – 20-30 MINUTES

·        
Tuesday, FEBRUARY 19, 2019 – 3:30-4 pm,
Working With Habitat for Humanity – Moderated by Erik Listou
Presenter: Amy Anselm – Habitat for
Humanity International

·        
Wednesday, FEBRUARY 20, 2019 – 11-11:30
am, Helping Our Veterans: How Designers & Contractors Can Work with the US
Department of Veterans Affairs – Moderated by Erik Listou
Presenters: Jason Latona – US Department
of Veterans Affairs, Karl Champley General Contractors and Brand Ambassador for
Adapt
A Vet
& Jennifer Bertrand – NKBA Designer and regular on Military
Makeover

·        
Wednesday, FEBRUARY 20, 2019 – 3-3:30
pm, Partnering With Occupational Therapists – Moderated by Louie Delaware
Presenters: Judy Delaware, Occupational
Therapist & Sabrena McCarley, Occupational Therapist

 NKBA
& The Living In Place Institute Offer Guided Living In Place Recognized Product Show Floor Tours

 In
addition to displays and demonstrations of Living in Place-recognized products
from
TOTO, Rev-A-Shelf,
Control4, Viega, Cosentino & MONOGRAM, The
Living In Place Institute and
the NKBA will host a series of free show floor tours featuring booths displaying
products recognized by The Living In Place Institute. Guided show floor tours
will start at the NKBA booth N2627 and end at The Showcase for Living In Place.
Each tour is guided by a graduate of the Certified Living In Place Professional
program. To register for a free tour, visit:
www.LivingInPlace.Institute/Tours.

Thousands of Dollars in Door Prizes at
Showcase for Living In Place Visitors

Showcase visitors and the show floor tour
attendees can register to win one of the many significant door prizes at the
Showcase for Living In Place, including:

·        
A SmartHome Starter Kit & Controller from
Control4

·        
A space-saving, in-wall toilet carrier system
including a TOTO toilet from Viega

·        
A pull-down shelving system and more from
Rev-A-Shelf

·        
A TOTO Washlet bidet-style toilet seat

·        
A Paragon Induction Portable Smart Cooking
System, Opal Nugget Ice Maker, and an exclusive Chef’s Table Dining Experience
at The Chicago MONOGRAM for six people; and

·        
A surprise prize from Cosentino.

Free
Phone Charging at the Showcase for Living In Place

Visitors
to the Showcase for Living In Place are welcome to sit in the Presentation area
and learn while charging their phone.

“We
all know someone who faces physical or cognitive challenges, whether a senior or family member, a child with special needs, or person with temporary or permanent injuries or
illness,” said Living In Place Institute Co-founder Louie Delaware. “The Living
In Place Institute and the Showcase for Living In Place offer the latest
insights into how to make changes in every home that will help everyone gain
independence and dignity, and continue to Live In Place.”

About
The Living In Place Institute

The
Living In Place Institute provides trusted advocacy and innovative,
leading-edge education programs that provide a fundamental shift to a simpler, complete
approach to improving accessibility, comfort, and safety in all homes with
designs and products, not just for the aging, but for individuals of all needs
and ages, now and in the future. The Certified Living In Place Professional™
(CLIPP™) program is the Institute’s flagship educational program. CLIPP
graduates gain the latest knowledge on Living In Place design principles and
products; earn a formal certification; provide a comprehensive, safe-home
approach to home design & products; and increase the safety of homes for
people in a wide variety of life circumstances. The Living In Place Institute
CLIPP classes are endorsed by the National Kitchen & Bath Association and
are CEU-approved for members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association,
American Society of Interior Designers, International Interior Design
Association, Interior Designers of Canada, American Occupational Therapy
Association, National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Society of
Certified Senior Advisors, and American Society of Home Inspectors. The
institute also has introduced the
Goal
2018!
initiative to involve builders, designers, professionals, consumers,
celebrities, and everyone in reducing falls in the home 50% by 2028 with safer
designs & products. The Living In Place Institute can be reached at: www.LivingInPlace.Institute
or 303-726-6828.

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