Home Free Home’s booth at the second annual Independence Expo at Suffolk Community College’s Brentwood, NY campus on Friday and Saturday June 25-26, was frequently visited and well received by those who stopped by. About 2000 people attended . Volunteers staffing the table educated visitors about HFH’s mission, distributed brochures and applications to individuals or families in need of architectural design services, and attracted the interest of several potential volunteers for upcoming events. A special thank you to United Spinal Association for sponsoring our booth again this year. Also, thanks to the volunteers who helped us spread the word about Home Free Home: Laura Montllor, AIA, Mark Wittenberg, AIA, Patti Locurcio, Jerry Cicciari,AIA and the Ladau Family (Ellen, Marc & Emily).
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On Saturday Architect, Laura Montllor, AIA gave a workshop called ” Making Your Home Your Castle”, explaining the principals of Universal Design and showing design strategies for creating accessible home renovation projects. Workshop attendees received checklists for evaluating their homes and got practical design guidelines.
We hope to make the Independence Expo an annual event as it is an excellent forum to learn about resources available to the aging and/or disabled community and, of course, to meet people most in need of HomeFree Home’s guidance and design expertise.