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Wellness Hour – Adapting your home

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Event Series Event Series: Wellness Hour (Virtual Meeting)

Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

5:00 pm ET | 4:00 pm CT | 3:00 pm MT | 2:00 pm PT

This month’s Wellness hour features In Home Preferred, an innovative company run and managed by two Occupational Therapists who are Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS). Hailey Conway, OTR,OTD,MS, CAPS and Sam Koelmel, OTR, OTD, MS, CAPS are the owners and entrepreneurs of this much needed profession and services. Currently they only work in the Indianapolis area and provide an in home assessment using an occupational therapy based practice approach. The tool which they use to evaluate, is meant to assist their clients identify what is most important to them in a functional, safe future setting so that they may safely and comfortably age in place.  They are graciously offering to share the overview of promoting the practice of aging in place and the safety needs involved.

Hailey Conway graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2016 with bachelors in psychology and went on to receive her doctorate in occupational therapy and masters in gerontology in 2019. Hailey has spent her career in inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing, and assisted living treating primarily the geriatric population. She is a certified aging in place specialist and, along with her business partner Sam, founded In Home Preferred in 2023. In Home preferred is an aging in place consulting company with focus in accessibility design providing home assessments and implementing long term home modifications.
Sam Koelmel moved from Fort Wayne to Indianapolis in 2013 to attend the University of Indianapolis where she received her Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Gerontology and Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. Sam has spent her career in Skilled Nursing Facilities where she has found many rehabilitation patients unable to safely return home due to significant barriers in their home environment. In order to help meet this need in Indiana, Sam achieved her specialty in aging in place and founded In Home Preferred with her OT colleague, Hailey. In Home Preferred focuses on creating safe and accessible spaces to enable aging in place for those in Indiana. 

Our monthly Zoom meeting on Wellness is held on the second Monday of each month at 5:00-6:00 pm ET. Each month, we’ll have a conversation starter topic, but this is an informal gathering and if the discussion veers off in other directions, that’s OK! We hope you’ll drop by to enjoy the company of some of the wonderful people in our community.

We will open the Zoom room a half hour early (4:30 pm ET) so members can enjoy an open forum to discuss whatever is on their minds. Rick Whitehead will be on hand to welcome you in. Wellness Hour has become such a popular destination and we never have enough time for everyone to share what’s on their minds, so we thought we’d try this approach.

If you are interested, please register by clicking on the link below. You only need to register once for the monthly series. You’ll receive notifications from Zoom with the meeting information.

Do you need tips on using Zoom features? Here’s a video that explains many basic features.


Jul 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Zoom Virtual Meeting
United States


FSHD Society
(781) 301-6060
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