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1 Chairs & Cares Model Accessible House Choices for Independent Living

2 Objectives Build and operate a showcase model accessible house. Build and operate a showcase model accessible house. Demonstrate accessible house modifications Demonstrate accessible house modifications Demonstrate accessible furniture, fixtures, appliances, equipment and technology Demonstrate accessible furniture, fixtures, appliances, equipment and technology Provide take-home information for visitors Provide take-home information for visitors

3 Who We Are Chairs & Cares Model Accessible House, Inc Chairs & Cares Model Accessible House, Inc Incorporated - December 2003 Incorporated - December 2003 Non-profit corporation in Wisconsin Non-profit corporation in Wisconsin 501c3 status approved by IRS on February 4, c3 status approved by IRS on February 4, 2004 Employer ID # Employer ID # Wisconsin License and Certificate to operate as a charitable organization is current Wisconsin License and Certificate to operate as a charitable organization is current Board approved the house name: Choices for Independent Living Board approved the house name: Choices for Independent Living

4 Board of Directors Wayne Geurink, President Wayne Geurink, President Jenny Fasula, Vice President Jenny Fasula, Vice President Pat Peckham, Secretary Pat Peckham, Secretary Harry Krumrie, Treasurer Harry Krumrie, Treasurer Mark Seidl, Legal Council Mark Seidl, Legal Council Annaluna Karkar Annaluna Karkar Joe Mielczarek, NTC Joe Mielczarek, NTC Roger Plamann, NTC Roger Plamann, NTC Mary Salsieder Mary Salsieder

5 Advisory Board Kate Clodjeaux - NTC/Operational Leader Kate Clodjeaux - NTC/Operational Leader Al Noll - UW Stout/Director of Development Al Noll - UW Stout/Director of Development Diane Meredith - Code Consultant/Division of Safety/Buildings Bureau of Program Development, State of Wisconsin Diane Meredith - Code Consultant/Division of Safety/Buildings Bureau of Program Development, State of Wisconsin Joe Mielczarek – NTC Vocational Counselor/Program for the Visually Impaired Joe Mielczarek – NTC Vocational Counselor/Program for the Visually Impaired Roger Plamann - NTC/Architectural Residential Design Teacher Roger Plamann - NTC/Architectural Residential Design Teacher Kelly Fischer - NTC/Foundation Manager Kelly Fischer - NTC/Foundation Manager Tom Mercier - NTC/Vice President of Operations Tom Mercier - NTC/Vice President of Operations Ryan Kennedy - Associated Bank LaCrosse Ryan Kennedy - Associated Bank LaCrosse Beth Meyer - NTC/CSD/Director Support Services Beth Meyer - NTC/CSD/Director Support Services Spencer Mosely – Retired State of Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Sarita Boe - Occupational Therapist – Aspirus Wausau Hospital Jenny Fasula- Managing Director Midstate Independent Living Dr. Nick Mischler, Wausau Benefits Claim Rehab Advisor Annaluna Karkar – Wausau Dance Theatre Pat Peckham – Wausau City Pages Editor Paul Wiegert – Retired Actuary Sentry Insurance (41 year paraplegic) Wayne Geurink – Wausau Insurance sales marketing (15 year quadriplegic)

6 PROJECT DESCRIPTION 1 PROJECT: Build and operate a showcase model accessible house in Wausau PROJECT: Build and operate a showcase model accessible house in Wausau PURPOSE: Demonstration house where people can see and learn about accessible homes PURPOSE: Demonstration house where people can see and learn about accessible homes BENEFICIARIES: Local disabled and elderly people, their families, doctors, contractors, etc BENEFICIARIES: Local disabled and elderly people, their families, doctors, contractors, etc WHERE: NTC campus, off NE parking lot WHERE: NTC campus, off NE parking lot WHEN: Spring Fall 2006 WHEN: Spring Fall 2006

7 PROJECT DESCRIPTION 2 HOW: HOW: Design by Roger Plamann, NTC Architectural Design Design by Roger Plamann, NTC Architectural Design Keller Builders is the General Contractor Keller Builders is the General Contractor Build by local builders and Fresh Start students Build by local builders and Fresh Start students WHAT: WHAT: 4,700 sq ft, two story on slab. 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, kitchen, meeting room, resource library, reception office, safe room, plus elevator, stair lift and garage 4,700 sq ft, two story on slab. 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, kitchen, meeting room, resource library, reception office, safe room, plus elevator, stair lift and garage WHO OPERATES: WHO OPERATES: Midstate Independent Living Consultants (MILC) Midstate Independent Living Consultants (MILC) Same as the OptionsIL House in Green Bay Same as the OptionsIL House in Green Bay Who (what) is the Options House in Green Bay Who (what) is the Options House in Green Bay

8 PROJECT DESCRIPTION 3 COST: Construction estimate = $1.2 million. Approx. 50% - 60% to be in-kind value (building materials, labor, furniture, fixtures, appliances, & equipment) COST: Construction estimate = $1.2 million. Approx. 50% - 60% to be in-kind value (building materials, labor, furniture, fixtures, appliances, & equipment) PERSISTENCY: MILC lends long term stability and credibility. PERSISTENCY: MILC lends long term stability and credibility. Rent plus donations will = $20K - $25K per yr Rent plus donations will = $20K - $25K per yr OptionsIL house, Green Bay, annual operating cost = $24,000 OptionsIL house, Green Bay, annual operating cost = $24,000 Build escrow account of $200K to assure stability Build escrow account of $200K to assure stability

9 PROJECT DESCRIPTION 4 WHY NEEDED? WHY NEEDED? Population aging Population aging Disabilities increase with age Disabilities increase with age Disabled people and families dont have a local resource for this kind of information Disabled people and families dont have a local resource for this kind of information Doctors and contractors dont have a local resource for this kind of information Doctors and contractors dont have a local resource for this kind of information 33,548 disabled and/or 65 or older in Marathon County 33,548 disabled and/or 65 or older in Marathon County 136,929 in Marathon and nine surrounding counties 136,929 in Marathon and nine surrounding counties Nothing like this in our area and very few in the U.S. Nothing like this in our area and very few in the U.S. Young families are beginning to realize the advantages of Universal Design Young families are beginning to realize the advantages of Universal Design

10 Conclusion In-kind donations and pledges are the key to success In-kind donations and pledges are the key to success We will need: We will need: Labor Labor Building materials Building materials Accessible fixtures Accessible fixtures Accessible appliances Accessible appliances Accessible equipment Accessible equipment Accessible furniture Accessible furniture Accessible technology Accessible technology Construction drawings and bill of materials available Construction drawings and bill of materials available IMPORTANT - a matching fund pledge from the Judd S. Alexander Foundation. They will pay $1 for every $3 cash and in-kind contribution we receive up to $250,000 IMPORTANT - a matching fund pledge from the Judd S. Alexander Foundation. They will pay $1 for every $3 cash and in-kind contribution we receive up to $250,000

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