Certified Age Friendly Employer Program

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Celebrating 17 Years: Certifying Best Places to Work for Employees 50+

Certified Age Friendly Employer Seal.

The Age-Friendly Institute's Certified Age Friendly Employer (CAFE) program is the nation's only certification program that identifies organizations committed to being the best places to work for employees aged 50+. Since the Certified Age-Friendly Employer (CAFE) Program was created in 2006, hundreds of leading companies and organizations have earned the distinction of being recognized as a Certified Age Friendly Employer.

Is Age-Friendly Certification Right for Your Organization?

A Certified Age-Friendly Employer:

  • Values employees based on proficiency, qualifications and contribution
  • Maintains policies, practices and programs supporting people age 50+
  • Values employee knowledge, maturity, reliability and productivity
  • Commits to meaningful employment, development opportunities and competitive pay and benefits for employees 50+

CAFE Program Benefits for Employers:

  • Opportunity to communicate to existing and prospective employees, and customers, that your workplace welcomes employees of any age
  • Use of the CAFE digital seal on your own career sites, on postings at other online job sites, and in marketing collateral
  • Comparative industry feedback and Invitation to the Annual CAFE Conference

Certified Age Friendly Employers

Below is a list of employers that have earned the Certified Age Friendly Employer™ designation

  • 2Life Communities
  • Adecco
  • Aegis Living
  • Aetna
  • Aging Resources of Douglas County
  • Allied Universal
  • Alltown
  • Altria
  • Ambassatours
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Amica Mutual Insurance Company
  • Amos Pewter
  • Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
  • AnswerNet Network
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Arc Community Services
  • Arc Document Solutions
  • ARC of Hunterdon County, NJ
  • ARC Worldwide
  • Ares Management
  • Armanino
  • Ashland, Kentucky
  • Aspect Foundation
  • AT&T
  • Avis Budget
  • Beaumont Hospital (MI)
  • Benchmark Senior Living
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (Highmark)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (Horizon)
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  • Brio Living Services
  • Carrot Fertility
  • Chevo Consulting
  • Citizens Financial Group
  • City of Ashland, Kentucky
  • City of Cincinnati
  • City of Minneapolis
  • Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus
  • Coastal Inn of Dartmouth
  • Comcast Cable Communications
  • Compass Health
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • County of Chesterfield Virginia
  • Crate & Barrel
  • CVS Health
  • Delta Denta
  • Denver Council of Gov'ts
  • Digby Pines Resort
  • Digitas
  • Eagle Wolfington Leasing Corporation
  • Elder Services of Merrimack Valley
  • Equitrans Midstream
  • Eurofarma
  • Events East
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Fairhill Partners
  • Fidelity Investments
  • FirstGroup America
  • First Student
  • FIS Global
  • Fox Harb'r Resort
  • Fresenius Medical Care North America
  • Fresh Market
  • GoTo Technologies
  • Grand Pre Wines
  • H&R Block
  • HCR ManorCare
  • Headway Workforce Solutions
  • Healthcare plus
  • Hearst Television
  • Home Depot
  • Home Helpers
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Homewatch CareGivers
  • Honey Baked Ham
  • Humana
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Inverary Resort
  • Jewish Family Service
  • John Hancock Financial
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Kelly Services
  • Kubicki Draper
  • La Quinta Hotels
  • Lasell Village
  • LCNB National Bank
  • Lee Memorial Health Systems
  • Leo Burnett Group
  • Los Angeles County
  • Macy’s
  • ManpowerGroup
  • Manulife
  • Marcus Theatres
  • Marriott Harbourfront (Halifax)
  • Marriott Vacation Clubs
  • Mass General Hospital
  • Mature Caregivers
  • McKesson
  • MetLife
  • Montefiore Einstein
  • MPS Staffing
  • MyNetico
  • NetBooks
  • New York Life
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • News America Marketing
  • NRG Services
  • nVent
  • NW CO Council of Gov't
  • NYU Langone Health
  • Office of Disaster Assistance (SBA)
  • Old Orchard Inn and Spa
  • PacificSource
  • Peace Corps
  • Penn National Gaming
  • Pereira Group
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Point 32 Health
  • Port Authority of Allegheny County
  • PortAuthority
  • Prince George Hotel
  • Principal Financial
  • Publicis Groupe
  • QualCare
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Randstad
  • Recreation Equipment Incorporated - REI
  • ReServe
  • RetirementJobs.com
  • Right at Home
  • Rivers Casino
  • Robert Half International
  • Roca
  • RSM US
  • Rush Street Gaming
  • Safeway
  • Sanofi Brazil
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Schneider National
  • Scripps Health
  • Senior Resource Development Agency
  • ServiceLink
  • Servicon
  • Silver Birch Hotels
  • Silver Diner
  • Sitel
  • Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Co
  • Spherion
  • Spherion Staffing Services
  • Springpoint Senior Living
  • Staffmark Group
  • Staples
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • State of Maine
  • State of Massachusetts
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Supermercado São Vicente
  • Supporting Strategies
  • Synergy HomeCare
  • Takeda (Brazil)
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Thai Union North America
  • The Sou'wester
  • TMNA Services
  • Tokio Marine Services
  • Toys “R” Us
  • Toys R Us / Babies R Us
  • TPI Composites
  • Transportation Security Admin. (TSA)
  • Travelers
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Twin Cities Public Television
  • Uber
  • UCHealth
  • United Way of Tarrant County
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • White Point Resorts
  • Wolfington Body Co
  • Vanguard Investments
  • Verizon
  • Virtual Financial
  • VSA Arts of Georgia
  • Walgreen
  • Wells Fargo
  • WellStar Health System
  • Work At Home Vintage Experts
  • Xerox
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The Certification Process

Step 1

Application or Letter of Interest

Employers may submit an evaluation application or letter of interest (see contact information at the bottom of this page).

Step 2

Process Review Discussion

An Age-Friendly Institute staff member will contact the employer to explain the Certification program and the evaluation process in its entirety.

Step 3

Evaluation Questionnaire

Participating employers are asked to submit a confidential questionnaire regarding recruiting and employment policies, practices and programs. This questionnaire encompasses the twelve categories of known best practices related to age-friendly employers.

Step 4

Program Review

The employer's questionnaire submission is reviewed by the Age-Friendly Institute and follow up discussions are held as appropriate to ensure accuracy and validity. Additional material or information may be requested.

Step 5


The certification process typically takes 2-3 weeks after submission of an application. Those organizations who do not receive certification are invited to apply again in one year.

Step 6


Certified employers are listed on the Age-Friendly Institute's website and other promotional vehicles. Certified employers are encouraged to place the seal on their own career sites, on postings at other online sites and in appropriate marketing collateral. Learn more about promoting your Certified Age-Friendly Certification.

They are also encouraged to communicate the designation to current employees, using internal newsletters and by prominently displaying their CAFE Plaque in their company locations.

Step 7

Renewal and Recertification

Recertification is completed every twenty-four months. In this way, employers seeking to maintain the currency of their certification are assured of a scheduled review.


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Certified Age Friendly Employer.

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Interested In Bringing This Program
To Your Community?

The Age-Friendly Institute welcomes inquiries from prospective partners who would like to join our Affiliate Program to bring the CAFE program to your state or community.

Please email:  info@agefriendly.org

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