Innovation involving brain health, and intergenerational collaboration were key elements to the programs selected by Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging as winners of its annual Promising Practices Awards. Now in its 8th year, the awards highlight organizations working with older adults that are moving away from conventional practices by developing and implementing new and innovative approaches in a variety of settings. The winners and runners up hailed from a record number of submissions, including 50 finalists in 19 states and Canada, and were selected based on innovation, the outcomes presented, and the replicability of the practice.
“Sharing these Promising Practices reinforces our commitment to encouraging innovation that improves programs and services for older adults,” said Cate O’Brien, Assistant Vice President, Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging. “We hope these groundbreaking programs and ideas will benefit the senior living industry, as other organizations adapt the ideas and help transform them into their own best practices.”