The curriculum for the designation, Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), includes a wealth of information for interior decorators and designers who want to integrate this aspect of the profession into their practices. The three, day-long courses, deal with the design and building of solution to problems of accessibility and safety in the home, with understanding the market for these applications, and with succeeding in this new business venture. The materials provided are clear and serve as reference works for designers as they continue in this growing part of interior practice.
Wanda Gozdz is the perfect teacher to introduce this area of study. She presents complex ideas and an almost overwhelming amount of factual information in an ordered summary that facilitate understanding and encourages discussion in the classroom and further study outside it. Her boundless enthusiasm and energy are contagious.
I was an interior designer looking to expand my business and enrich my personal growth. Having completed my Certified Aging in Place (CAPS) courses with Wanda Gozdz, I am on my way!
Wanda is an inspirational instructor. The (CAPS) designation opened extraordinary opportunities to accomplish everything I wanted.
Designers everywhere should look into becoming a “Certified Aging in Place Specialist” with Wanda
My Golden Age Living consultant came to my home and advised me on ways to make my home safe for mobility and access.
After the consultation, immediate changes were made that would prevent me from falling. Later, we tackled barrier-free access that allows me to live in my home comfortably and safely.
To refocus my interior design practice and establish an aging-in-place/accessible design consulting firm, I decided to obtain CAPS designation. I took the three required courses from Wanda, and it was a wonderful experience. Since then I have taken “Universal Design Build” and “CAPS III”, from her, to maintain my CAPS designation.
Wanda is a great instructor—providing a good mix of theory and practice while engaging the participants with a variety of exercises and teamwork experiences. She has many anecdotal stories from her own practice that adds interest to the class.
As an interior designer for over 40 years, involved in various aspects of interior design—practice, education, and research, I enjoy taking courses and learning, from Wanda.
After thirty years of practice I realized that many of my clients were entering a new segment in their lives, and I was too. Continuing my studies in regards to “ Aging in Place” design was a natural fit. The information was most beneficial. With age, does come wisdom.
I was extremely satisfied with the Certified Aging in Place Courses that I took with Wanda Gozdz, Golden Age Living. Through the courses, CAPS I, CAPS II and Business Management for Building Professionals, Wanda was efficient and engaging. Wanda tied the coursework to real-world situations and how it would apply to benefit the lives of the people we serve. These are probably the best Continuing Education units I ever took. I would not hesitate to take more courses through Golden Age Living!
We had Golden Age Living put all of our important documents on a CD-ROM so that we can carry them with us when we travel and share it with our family.
Golden Age Living helped me downsize from a four bedroom home to a home bedroom apartment. They sorted, packed & unpacked the household, sold & discarded unwanted stuff.
We wanted to move closer to our family. Golden Age Living recommended a community that provided “aging in place” services such as an elevator, garages, electronic door access, wide doorways, walk in showers and an open space plan. We love our new place!