Robert M. Aquilino appointed to Advisory Board for the Partnerships in Aging Program
DURHAM, N.C. (August 18, 2016) . . .Bob Aquilino, president of Accessible Design & Build, Inc. (AD&B), has been named to the University of North Carolina’s Advisory Board for the Partnerships in Aging Program (PiAP). As a campus-wide hub for multidisciplinary curricula involving aging in the 21st century, UNC’s Partnership in Aging Program’s mission includes reaching out locally, nationally, and globally to “develop practical, dynamic responses to the cultural, economic and demographic shifts occurring as a result of our rapidly aging population.”
“This will be a great opportunity to support the PiAP mission and work with community organizations to foster better understandings and develop collaborative processes that can help people as they age,” said Aquilino.
Aquilino spent more than 25 years in leadership positions with Fortune 500 companies. His experience includes international postings and extensive work with community organizations. Aquilino is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and he has participated in extended executive study at Oxford University, Darden School of Business, and The Wharton School.
About Accessible Design & Build, Inc.: AD&B is a North Carolina-based company that exclusively specializes in the area of Universal Design and barrier-free residential living. The company provides design and construction resources that improve the quality of life, at home. For more information about AD&B, please visit www.accessibledesignbuild.com.
Accessible Design & Build backs The Senior Accessible Housing Act
CARY, N.C. (June 30, 2016) . . .Bob Aquilino, president of Accessible Design & Build, Inc. (AD&B), announced support of House Resolution (HR) 5254 that was introduced to Congress on May 16, 2016, by representatives Patrick Murphy (D-FL), Bruce Poloquin (R-ME), and John Conyers (D-MI). If passed, the current bill will provide a $30,000 tax credit to homeowners, ages 60 and above, that will help make accessible improvements to their homes.
“Based on market trends we are seeing, more and more homeowners are choosing to age in place in their homes. They are either renovating or building accessible homes,” stated Aquilino. The bill includes tax credits for such things as installation of entrance and exit ramps, widening of doorways, installation of handrails or grab bars, installation of non-slip flooring, and other modifications.
“We know it is early in the process for this bill,” said Aquilino, “and we want to get out ahead of it and support it all the way to enactment. This is something that can help many, many people improve quality of life, at home.”
HR 5254 is currently in the House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee. The bill will be debated in the House, then go to the Senate Finance Committee and presented to the Senate. After the bill has been finalized, it will go to the president to be signed into law.