Providing residents with decision-making tools to comfortably age in place

As Colorado’s older adult population grows rapidly, municipalities are struggling to keep pace with the demand for housing that supports the changing needs that come with aging and/or disabilities. The City of Centennial prioritized create an age-friendly community and called on IBE to support their efforts. Leveraging our Lifelong Homes criteria, IBE created an age-friendly assessment tool and home renovation guides designed to help Centennial homeowners age in place. IBE created five guides – one each for IBE’s five Lifelong Homes criteria: Visitability; Design & Adaptability; Health, Safety & Wellness; Affordability & Maintenance; and Community Context. The assessment tool and renovation guides are available on the City’s interactive website, offering a framework for homes that are safe, healthy, and accessible to all, regardless of age or ability.

Multifamily Tenant Engagement | City of Fort Collins

Key Outcomes

  • Supporting the City’s goal of becoming an age-friendly community
  • Empowerment of Centennial residents to enjoy their lives while aging in place


  • Assessment tool to help residents begin the decision process for home remodels or minor retrofits
  • Five Lifelong Homes area guides overviewing design strategies that support aging in place