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“Remodeling for Aging in Place” forum scheduled November 7 at City Hall

Image of the Northwest Universal Design Council flyer for November 7, 2018 forum on Remodeling for Aging in Place.

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Updated 10/23/18

Aging in place is a goal shared by the vast majority of older people in the U.S. (AARP Public Policy Institute 2014 survey), but what if your present home doesn’t meet your changing needs?

The Northwest Universal Design Council will host a forum on “Remodeling for Aging in Place” on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Featured presenters—realtor Tom Minty (John L. Scott), remodeler Paul Kocharhook (Pathway Design & Construction), and occupational therapist Gerry Cherney (Indeboom, LLC)— will provide three perspectives on remodeling for aging in place. Learn what issues you should consider and what steps you can take to make sure the home you grow old in is both comfortable and safe.

This presentation will be held November 7 from 9:30–11:30 a.m. in the Bertha Knight Landes Room at Seattle City Hall (600 4th Avenue, Seattle). The room is near the 5th Avenue entrance. 

NWUDC forums are free and open to the public; however, pre-registration is requested so that ample seating and coffee/tea/water will be available. RSVP at

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The Northwest Universal Design Council (NWUDC) promotes incorporation of Universal Design principles, products, and processes in the built environment so that all people can “live actively by design,” regardless of age or ability. The NWUDC is supported by the Seattle Human Services Department/Aging and Disability Services, the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle-King County (