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Part I: Universal Design 101

Tuesday, May 16 at 1-3 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Library


Universal design allows everyone, regardless of age or ability level, to use a space safely and comfortably. That makes it especially valuable as we prepare to age in place. If you’re thinking about remodeling your house, or just curious about possibilities, here’s a chance to learn more about some of the design features -- including newer technologies -- that can add comfort now and for years to come. It may even increase your resale value. At this session, presenter Jeffrey M. Stoiber, AIA, Stoiber & Associates, will walk us though the basics and answer your questions. Please register at


Part II: Adaptations for Older Homes

The National Association of Builders says aging-in-place adaptations are the fastest-growing segment of the residential remodeling industry.  Most of us want to stay in the home and neighborhood we love! Our changing ability to perform everyday tasks can make it hard but adaptations large and small – from railings on both sides of the stairs to a new first-floor bath and sunroom-turned-bedroom – can make it possible.

For attendees’ convenience and to illustrate two specific examples, two small-group sessions will be held in two different homes. Choose the one that works best for you:

Tuesday, May 23 at 1-3 pm, 1710 Hobart St., NW (1927 row house)

For this session, our presenter is Steve Hage, a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist and the owner of Strategies for Independent Living, a D.C. area design/build/remodeling firm. Space is limited, so please RSVP at Site Visit: Universal Design in a 1927 row house - 5/23/2017.

Thursday, May 25 at 1-3 pm, 1753 Lamont St, NW (1907 semi-detached house)

Presenter Jeffrey M. Stoiber, AIA, Stoiber & Associates is embarking on a remodeling project for this house which he’ll illustrate with a tour and some proposed drawings. Space is limited, so please RSVP at Site Visit: Universal Design In A 1907 Semi-Detached House - 5/25/2017