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  • July 31, 2018 | Education and Events

    Join VGM Live at Home in Ravenna, Ohio, Aug. 27-31 for the Building Opportunities Installer Summit! You don’t want to miss these great sessions from Molift:
    Entry-level Course – Monday Aug. 27, 1 p.m.: The entry-level course covers the basics of structure, reinforcing structure, terminology, common configurations, and how to conduct and complete site surveys and evaluations. We will also go over the basics of moving and handling equipment and a generic...

    Tags: Building Opportunities Summit, Molift

  • July 31, 2018 | Product and Service Solutions

    In the last year, Autoslide has launched not one but TWO new products –  the MultiDrive System and the AutoPocket System. The MultiDrive System is a belt-driven, automatic sliding door system that can also retrofit to existing or new sliding doors. The MultiDrive cannot only automate a single siding door, it can also automate multi-sliding door systems such as a bi-parting door or telescoping doors. Download the brochure. The...

    Tags: Autoslide

  • July 31, 2018 | Education and Events, General

    By Louis Tenenbaum This article originally appeared on I‘ve been promoting Aging in Place for years, mostly because it just makes sense.  Sometimes people say my work has been ahead of the curve. I never thought it would take so long to see shifts, pushing me to study the barriers to change.  A recent conversation helped me recognize three biases that are strong barriers to seeing home as the natural and expected place for aging and care. 1. Bias...

    Tags: Aging in Place, Louis Tenenbaum

  • July 31, 2018 | Education and Events

    VGM Live at Home Building Opportunities Executive Summit When: Sept. 19 – one-day event  Where: Philadelphia Marriot West Featuring a Networking Dinner on Sept. 18 Mark your calendar for this summit, our last event of 2018. Scheduled sessions to include: Round Table Speed Dating with approximately 15 vendors (many new). This is a quick sit down with several manufacturers and service...

    Tags: Building Opportunities Summit

  • July 31, 2018 | Education and Events

    Certified Aging In Place Specialist (“CAPS”)  Facilitated by NAHB Licensed Master Instructor Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, CEAC, SHSS “NAHB’s CAPS Educator of the Year, 2015” ──── CAPS I – “Marketing & Communicating with the Aging In Place Client” CAPS II – “Design Concepts for Livable Homes & Aging In Place” CAPS III – “Details & Solutions for Livable Homes & Aging In Place”  ALL...

    Tags: CAPS Training

  • July 9, 2018 | Legislative Updates

    By Collin Brecher, VGM Government Relations Efforts on Capitol Hill are ramping up as legislation has been introduced in Congress to incentivize seniors to update their existing homes with home safety products and renovations. VGM Live at Home is teaming up with HomesRenewed™, an organization dedicated to further developing the home modification market, to advocate for this legislation on behalf of the Live at Home membership. H.R. 1780, the Senior Accessible Housing Act, has been introduced...

    Tags: H.R. 1780

  • July 9, 2018 | Education and Events

    By Jim Greatorex We had another excellent Heartland Conference with a best-ever turnout for VGM Live at Home members. Word is that home mods were the talk of the show!  What stood out to me the most was the collaborative spirit among our members all week long. We have an industry that, in our estimation, has reached 15-20 percent of its potential. We all need to get better together as the industry evolves. And that was exactly the atmosphere—with members and manufacturers working...

  • July 9, 2018 | Product and Service Solutions

    VGM's Off The Shelf (OTS) Marketing provides high-quality educational materials to elevate your brand and keep your customers coming back. The OTS program offers effective, cost-conscious, and professional marketing options. Each piece is professionally designed and written and can be customized to fit your company. Check out their newly redesigned CEAC trifold! And, don’t forget about the highly popular Home Guides! Download the special pricing and...

    Tags: Off The Shelf Marketing

  • July 9, 2018 | Partnerships

    By Jim Greatorex On June 19 at the Heartland Conference, VGM Live at Home and HomesRenewed™ announced that they are going to work together to forward the HomesRenewed mission. Louis Tenenbaum, president of HomesRenewed, has led the effort to get HR 1780, The Senior Accessible Housing Act, introduced into Congress. As a 25-year advocate for the home modification industry, Louis has a vision for addressing the lack of safe housing for those who wish to age in place. The U.S. will...

    Tags: Home Modifications, Homes Renewed, HR 1780