Mission & History

Mission & Vision

Our Mission

An active retirement community helping seniors enjoy independent and fulfilling lives.

Our Vision

Frasier strives to be the first choice for those seeking residential and healthcare services and for the employees committed to serving them. We will continue to contribute to seniors’ health, happiness, and well-being through innovation, expansion of quality care, and support for our members and the greater community in Boulder.

Frasier is a Life Plan Community, meaning we offer seniors a full continuum of housing and care options. We are an inclusive and welcoming community and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender expression, military or familial status, ethnicity, or national origin.


Located in a residential area of Boulder, Colorado, Frasier is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, mission-driven community and presently affiliated with the Mountain Sky United Methodist Conference. Originally founded in 1958 by the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church on 20 acres of land donated by Elmer and Mayme Frasier, the spirit of giving runs deep in our roots. Since opening in 1960 with 100 apartments, we have grown to a staff of 300+ dedicated individuals delivering housing and care to almost 500 seniors. We grew again in 2020 with 98 new independent living apartments and several capital improvements to meet the growing needs of local seniors and families.

Accreditation is Proof of Excellence

Finding the right senior living community to meet all your needs for providing excellent care and service can be daunting. Fortunately, there’s a nationally recognized measurement of quality in senior living that you can look to for guidance–it’s called CARF accreditation.

Granted by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, receiving accreditation means that an organization has voluntarily put itself through a rigorous peer review process including an on-site survey. Furthermore, it is committed to conforming to CARF’s 900+ nationally recognized standards for excellence – including financial stability.

Since 2007, Frasier has been awarded three consecutive five-year CCRC accreditations, and currently, we are the only CCRC in Colorado to hold this distinction. We take this recognition to heart. Accreditation provides an immediate assurance of the highest quality of service. It also offers peace of mind knowing your Life Plan community is CARF accredited.

Ask us for more details about our accreditation, and also visit www.carf.org.

Excellence and Innovation

Frasier is a member of Novare, a consortium founded in 2012 of forward-thinking, single-site, and small system Life Plan Community providers that have come together to collaborate, innovate, and enhance the world of senior living through shared next practices. Today, it represents communities from Hawaii to Connecticut and Montana to Florida, who share an open exchange of ideas, learning from one another’s operating philosophies, financial models, and more, to propel each other and the industry forward. To learn about Novare, visit novare.org.

Celebrating 60 Years