If you’re like the majority of Americans over the age of 45, you want to continue living in a familiar environment throughout your maturing years. According to the AARP, older home owners overwhelmingly prefer to age in place, which means living in your home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level.
Cindy Dufour, CKD, CAPS, has been the manager of the S.W. Collins Co. Design Center since 2004 and has achieved designation as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) through the National Association of Home Builders. She is also the only Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) north of Bangor.
“I have been designing kitchens and baths for 27 years and previously worked as a RN for 20 years,” said Dufour. “Earning the CAPS designation further enhances my abilities to help people in our community stay in their homes longer and increase their quality of life. It is very rewarding to see the final results of my designs and how they make a difference in the lives of our customers.”
If you’re looking for help with aging-in-place options for your home or have a kitchen or bath project in mind, contact the S.W. Collins Co. Home Design Center at 207-496-0103 or visit their website at www.swcollins.com.