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AARP Helps Hawaii Residents Keep Homes Fit for Life

The AARP Home Fit Guide a popular item at this year's show

Hundreds of residents stopped by the AARP Hawaii table this weekend at the BIA Home Building & Remodeling Show at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.  Among the most popular items is The AARP Home Fit Guide, which offers tips for making your home a safe and comfortable place for the entire family.

As Hawaii’s population ages, more families are looking to make their homes safer and more livable.  One example many homes lack is a step-free entry, either through an entrance from the outside or through the garage.  This is an inconvenience not only for parents or grandparents pushing a stroller but also for visitors who can’t or have difficulty climbing stairs.

The AARP Home Fit Guide provides information on making your home more liveable – everything from smaller, do-it-yourself jobs to suggestions for hiring a reliable contractor http://dl.dropbox.com/u/62955597/Home%20Fit%20Guide.pdf.

The National Association of Home Builder in collaboration with AARP have developed the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) program to address the needs of consumers who want to make their house a beautiful home for a lifetime—regardless of one’s age or abilities.

AARP’s website also provides information on housing topics at www.aarp.org/home-garden and home design and home updates at www.aarp.org/homedesign.

The BIA Home Building and Remodeling Show runs through Sunday afternoon.  Stop by our booth for more information on keeping your home fit for life.

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