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Join Us: Home Accessibility Panel Discussion and Presentation

Posted: 02.03.2015

Port City Elevators is excited to partner with the Home Builders Association of Raleigh and Wake County and CARE – The Council for Ageless Residential Environments and participate in a home accessibility panel discussion and presentation to determine what are the best approaches to support the growing demand for accessible homes in the United States.

The discussion will be addressing the growing need to provide solutions for providing resources for home modifications for aging in place.

Aging in place addresses the long term needs of our population. If you’re like the majority of Americans over the age of 45, you want to continue living in a familiar environment throughout your maturing years with Certified Aging in Place or Universal Design.  CAPS is the concept of using universal designed accessibility products and planned environments engineered for use by all regardless of condition. What makes a home “universal”? It’s simple. Everyone can use universal design! It doesn’t matter if you are young or old. You could be short or tall, healthy or ill. You might have a disability. Or you may be a prize-winning athlete. Because of universal design, people who are very different can all enjoy the same home. And that home will be there for all its inhabitants even when their needs change. Some universal design features just make good sense. Once you bring them into your home, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them.

About C.A.R.E. Council:

The C.A.R.E. Council is a primary resource for ageless design in home construction for HBA members, building industry professionals and the general public.

The Council brings together expertise & focus on ageless/ barrier-free design by businesses that are HBA members with longevity and experience in the area.

The goals of the council are:
  • To educate the general public about ageless design by participation in such events as the Southern Ideal Home Show C.A.R.E  Pavilion.
  • To schedule classes, seminars and webinars for our council members,  HBA members, and the general public on topics dealing with ageless design.
  • To serve as a resource for developers, contractors and REALTORS™ who provide ageless design products and services.
  • To increase business for our council members through the promotion of ageless design.

Learn more by visiting the member resources section on the HBA Wake County website.

About Home Builders Association of Raleigh – Wake County:

The Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA) represents and promotes the interests of the residential building industry on issues that affect their ability to provide affordable housing for all citizens of Wake County. The association serves as the voice of the residential construction industry at the local, state and national levels.

The members of the HBA are builders, remodelers, developers, suppliers and sales and marketing professionals. As the largest single county HBA in the country and the overall largest HBA in the country for 2012, the association provides members with a wide range of resources and information on issues involving the homebuilding industry such as land use, economic and legal matters. Additionally, the HBA provides opportunities for business development, education, professional growth and networking.

Members of the HBA are also members of the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)- three memberships in one. For information on member benefits and advantages visit:


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