Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging

Aging begins the day we are born

The Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging (KIHA) is an interdisciplinary initiative designed to help our community develop healthy habits, interpersonal connections, and management of health conditions for a lifetime of quality experiences. KIHA brings together key strengths from the University of Denver and the region to address growing needs here and throughout the nation.

Designed to address complex problems in depth, the Institute builds on DU's dedication to the public good by supporting research and scholarship on aging in a variety of disciplines. Lab scientists, social workers, psychologists, lawyers, education specialists, business faculty members, and others are routinely involved. The work of the Institute is truly collaborative work, leveraging the assets of the DU community in the discovery and design of knowledge and engagement across our campus and around the world

49m of American are 65 or older

25% of older adults experience depression

<60% of older adults engage in exercise.

Aging is just another word for living. Cindy Joseph