PROMISING
PRACTICES
recognizing innovative
approaches to serving
older adults

Mather Institute is committed to recognizing organizations that strive to serve older adults in original and exciting ways. Our Promising Practices Awards highlight 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. Especially during this critical time, when the world has completely changed, those who serve older adults have been using new methods to adapt quickly and solve new challenges.

Promising Practices Award recipients receive:

  • an award plaque
  • mention on the Mather Institute website and in our Innovation at Work annual report
  • a press release to send to local media

2021 Promising Practices Honorees

Reading2Connect
Writing a New Chapter for Readers with Dementia

Granger Cobb Institute for Senior Living
Educating Tomorrow’s Industry Professionals

Generation Connect
Developing an App to Help Those with Dementia & Their Caregivers

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Iona Senior Services
Providing Resources & Education for Solo Older Adults

Central Vermont Council on Aging
Getting Creative with Engaging Homebound Older Adults

Goodwin House Incorporated
Exercising Cognitive Skills in Those with Memory Challenges

Juniper Communities
Providing Integrated Medical On-Site for Senior Living Residents

Improv4Caregivers
Improvising Meaningful Communications between Caregivers & Those with Dementia

Kin-Keepers
Giving Voice to Those with Cognitive Impairment

LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE HONOREES’ INNOVATIVE PRACTICES BY DOWNLOADING THE 2021 REPORT.