The United States is aging.


The population of people over 65 will is growing twice as fast as the population at large.  In Colorado, the population of older adults is expected to increase by 68% by 2030, meaning an additional 508,000 individuals in the state will be over the age of 65. 



Age-Friendly Housing Initiative


Developing an age friendly certification program that will allow the aging population to safely and comfortably live in their existing homes may play positive roles in the housing market, overall health and welfare of the elder population, and it is an opportunity to continue bringing awareness to the greater population.



Certificate Program

age-friendly Home design standard

Our team is working to develop and deploy an Age-Friendly Home Design Certification in order to advance the housing industry, support seniors living at home longer, and enhance the health and vitality of our communities.


Stakeholder Engagement

Industry and consumer input sessions

Our team has held two stakeholder engagement sessions with industry leaders and consumers.  This collaboration and input is essential to the program development and will continue.


An interdisciplinary team.


The Age-Friendly Home Certification is an initiative of the Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University and the Partnership for Age-Friendly Communities in Larimer County.  The Initiative is guided by an interdisciplinary advisory committee.