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Maria Stepperfenne Graduates from Living in Place Institute


February 22, 2016

The Living In Place Institute is pleased to announce the successful completion of another Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP) class.  This class, approved for continuing education by National Kitchen & Bath Association, American Occupational Therapy Association and American Society of Home Inspectors, provides housing and related industry professionals with an international certification for home accessibility and safety, far exceeding current industry practices.  

Maria Stapperfenne is one of the recent graduates. Stapperfenne is honored to now be a part of the solution to improving independence and dignity for all homeowners by sharing her skills to identify safety concerns and recommend solutions in any home, regardless of the homeowners age or needs.

“I am looking forward to offering including my new knowledge of the latest products and installation methods as part of my service to our community,” said Stapperfenne. “My clients, and their homes, will benefit from my new Certified Living In Place Professional designation and my passion for helping them create beautiful, functional, safe and comfortable spaces to enjoy for as long as THEY’D like to live there, and not have circumstances like age or ability dictate otherwise.”

“It was an honor and pleasure to welcome Stapperfenne as one of the respected professionals who participated in the recent CLIPP class,” says Louie Delaware, co-founder of the Living In Place Institute with Erik Listou.  “Like many housing professionals, Stapperfenne shares a concern for home accessibility and safety. Most homes were built without proper attention to accessibility and safety risks that increase home accidents. Stapperfenne is one of professionals leading our communities and the nation to ensure the safest and most accessible living conditions possible. Once certified, only CLIPP trained professionals have access to the electronic Home Accessibility and Safety Assessment Checklist (HASAC), designed to thoroughly and quickly identify, report and recommend home modifications that improve independence and dignity for all home occupants, regardless of their age or needs. “

Stapperfenne is a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer and the manager of Tewksbury Kitchens & Baths – a div of Huston Lumber & Supply Co. which has been serving the Northern and Central NJ areas for over 15 years.