FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SHERRI L. WEAVER AWARDED
CERTIFIED AGING-IN-PLACE SPECIALIST
Lee's Summit, Missouri, December 10, 2007 — Sherri L. Weaver, of Sherri L. Weaver Design LLC recently became one of the select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, identifying her as one of the building industry's top professionals with skills and knowledge specific to home modifications for aging-in-place.
The Remodelers TM . Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in collaboration with the NAHB Research Center, NAHB Seniors Housing Council and the AARP created the CAPS program. The CAPS designation program teaches the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to compete in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry — home modifications for the aging-in-place.
CAPS was developed to help home remodeling professionals meet the needs of the 77 million Baby Boomers that will reach retirement age in the 20 century. The CAPS designation identifies remodelers and others who have been trained to help retirees and older adults remain in their homes safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of income or ability level, and continue to live in a familiar environment throughout their maturing years.
In its coursework, the CAPS curriculum incorporates a variety of information tailored to aging-in-place home modifications. CAPS graduates are required to maintain their designation by attending continuing education programs and for participating in community service projects.