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

January 03, 2019

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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;
  • Free 1-Hour education classes that qualify for NKBA Continuing Education credits;
  •         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 pm - Ergonomics 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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