Certified Aging in Place Specialist designee from the National Association of Home Builders and approved NAHB Instructor
Executive Certificate in Home Modification earned from the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Gail Stocks, founder and principal of EZ Way To Stay in Montclair, NJ, is an occupational therapist and accessibility specialist. She has a Master's degree from NYU with decades of experience working with clients across the spectrum of ages and abilities. Gail has been designated a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) through the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and is an approved instructor by NAHB for their CAPS and Universal Design Essentials Courses. She received her Executive Certificate in Home Modification administered by the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification from the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology . Gail is a proud member of the American Occupational Therapy Association with a designation in Home Modifications, the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy with a designation in pediatrics, The National Kitchen and Bath Association, and the Home Modification Occupational Therapy Alliance. She is a volunteer for Rebuilding Together where she is working to implement an Aging in Place initiative, and is a member of NJ AARP Speakers Bureau. Gail has created a home study course about home modifications available at https://www.homeceuconnection.com/course/home-modification-for-aging-and-disabilities-assessments-resources-and-accessibility-tools/ and has been published in the June 2019 issue of Occupational Therapy Practice Magazine. She is a guest lecturer in the Occupational Therapy Department of Touro College and is available for speaking engagements through virtual and in-person formats.
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