recognizing innovative
approaches to serving
older adults

Designed to reinforce our commitment to encouraging innovation that

improves programs and services for older adults

Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging is committed to recognizing organizations that strive to serve older adults in original and exciting ways with our Promising Practices Award. This award highlights organizations working with older adults in a variety of settings that are moving away from conventional practices by developing and implementing innovative approaches.

Eligible programs for this award include those that introduce new and exciting practices in serving older adults as well as those that provide unique improvements and advances in existing services.

2017 Promising Practices recipients will be announced this fall.

Congratulations to 2016 recipients and honorees:


Menorah Park: The Center 4 Brain Health
Beachwood, Ohio


Saint John’s Communities
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Honorable Mention

The Alzheimer’s Resource Center
Southington, Connecticut

Honorable Mention

Cabrini of Westchester
Dobbs Ferry, New York

Honorable Mention

The Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing
Glendale, California

Learn about impactful programs you can implement from previous Promising Practices Award winners.

Industry Report
Innovation at Work 2016Promising Practices Winners That Are Reshaping the Aging Services Industry

Discover five Promising Practices Award winners from 2016, ranging from breakthroughs in brain health to empowering residents to become educators.

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Industry Report
Innovation at Work 2015Promising Practices Winners That Are Reshaping the Aging Services Industry

Explore Promising Practices Award winners from 2015, including an organization that helps older adults improve their balance using special bicycles.

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