IFDA Speakers Bureau - Wanda E. Gozdz, CAPS

Wanda E. Gozdz, CAPS
Florida Chapter

Designing With the Future in Mind

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! MAY I HAVE YOUR ATIENTIONI The HOT new word for designing and selling to Baby Boomers is VISIBILITY? Globally our population is aging and in the US there will be approximately 78 million Baby Boomers age 65+ by 2025 according to the US Census Bureau this is also a global issue. So how is the US and other societies addressing these concern to accommodate the changing needs of those populations that are rapidly aging at the same time? What challenges will the design profession encounter in order to provide housing that will be beautiful,safe and promote an independent or inter-dependent lifestyle for all inhabitants? This informative session will address how the US is handling housing options for the senior market and what steps our neighbors in Canada are taking to address the housing needs of their aging population as well.

This course has been approved by IDCEC for 1HSW CEU. COURSE #104641 Approved for all organizations listed as members of IDCEC.

LCD Projector and Screen

Dr. Nancy Bredemeyer (Retired)
Interior Design Dept Chair
Indian River State College
3691 Eleven Mile Road
Ft. Pierce, FL 34945
Phone: 772-240-1546

Deborah Hamilton, Marketing Director
Miromar Design Center
I 0800 Corkscrew Rd #382
Estcro, FL 33928
Phone: 239-3990-8520

Caroline Rogow
Panache Girl
2176 N. Powerlinc Road #2.
Pompano Beach, FL 33546
Phone: 954-401-4292

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

I am a residential interior designer and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). I provide curb to backyard assessments for residents to determine if their home is safe and secure so that they can make modifications to adapt to the physical changing needs of their bodies as they age.

In 2014, I became an instructor for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and teach nationally and internationally the Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) Designation courses as well as Universal Design/ Build.

In 2014- NAHB named me 2014 CAPS Educator of the Year .

Currently I provide seminar to the public and continuing education seminar and courses to interior design professional, builders, remodelers and industry professionals that serves the health care market on the topic of "Aging in Place" and Universal Design.

In 2012, I published "Sensible Smart Tips for Living in Your ForeverHome™, a guidebooks that allows homeowners to walk through their home to determine if products and services are needed.