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  • August 30, 2018 | Education and Events


      VGM Live at Home’s 2018 Building Opportunities Executive Summit is coming to Philadelphia Sept. 18-19! It’s FREE to attend and features a number of benefits that make the cost of your trip well worth it. To get things started, we’ll have a Happy Hour & Networking Dinner sponsored by Molift, PARO, VGM Insurance, and Secure Tech on Sept. 18 from 6-9 p.m., which was recently moved to Southern Cross Kitchen. It’s a chance...

  • 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 | 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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 | 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...

  • June 11, 2018 | Education and Events, Live At Home Pro

    Remember to join us for the Heartland Launch Party!  


  • June 6, 2018 | Education and Events

    We’ve updated our 2018 Heartland Conference Schedule! And, we have a couple of things to point out. Spots are filling up for certification trainings! Don’t forget to RSVP for the certification training before the seats are gone. The sessions are limited to the first 30 attendees who sign up, and Harmar’s is already sold out! Click here to RSVP today! EZ-ACCESS VPL Certified Training
    Tuesday, June 19 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:15...

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  • May 4, 2018 | Education and Events, Product and Service Solutions

    By Bill Stelzer, Consultant, Live at Home Sensitivity can be defined as understanding your customer and your customer’s expectations, concerns, and issues, which can lead you to developing a great relationship with that customer. Understanding your customer begins with the culture of that particular individual. Each Individual’s culture is different from all others. Even twins who are raised together have differing individual cultures. Let’s define the term...