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 


    The 2022 Call for Submissions is closed. Award recipients will be announced in September.

2022 Promising Practices Honorees

Award Recipients

  • The RiverWoods Group
    Podcasting about Aging Topics to Reach a Busy Audience
  • Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University
    Addressing Emotional Aspects of Dementia Caregiving through Training
  • Splendido
    Creating Good Vibrations with Therapeutic Devices in the Fitness Center

Honorable Mentions

  • Art Against Ageism
    Growing Artistic Activism while Nipping Ageism in the Bud
  • Eskaton
    Teaching Best Practices for Inclusivity of Those with Dementia
  • Middleton Glen Retirement Community
    Residents Helping Residents Plan for Emergencies
  • Mirabella at ASU
    Making Music Together: An Intergenerational Music-in-Residenc Program
  • Montereau
    Engaging Resident Volunteers to Survey on Engagement

Learn more about these honorees’ innovative practices by downloading the 2022 report.