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CEU: Design for Independence and Dignity Without Talking About It.
This presentation concentrates on the elements of Aging, Developmental and Cognitive issues that we should be taking into account as we continue to design spaces for humans of varying degrees that will occupy these spaces. What considerations should we, as design professionals, take into account to create Safe, Comfortable, and Accessible spaces for everyone….and when to collaborate with a team of professionals to take it to the next level including contractor, Occupational Therapist, or other medical professional. The end includes “next steps” for people that wish to explore further or pursue more education.
Our Presenter: Maria Stapperfenne, CMKBD
Maria started her career in kitchens and baths in 1992, finally becoming a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer in August of 2015. In 2016 she also became a Certified Living in Place Professional.
She is the Manager of Tewksbury Kitchens & Baths, a division of Huston Lumber & Supply Co. and has a BA from Trenton State College.
Maria has been an active NKBA volunteer in her Northern NJ Chapter as well as on the national level, most recently serving as the 2015 NKBA National President. She loves volunteerism, learning, great design, still holds a K-12 teaching certificate in the state of NJ and is a musician as well as a wife and mother of 3 in her spare time.