Recognizing Excellence

We celebrate and amplify progress of those that advance high-quality, coordinated services for older adults with complex needs so that individuals, families, and communities can thrive.

Pacesetter Prize

Every three years, aligning with the AARP Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) State Scorecard, we honor states making significant progress in improving LTSS for older adults, people with disabilities, and family caregivers.

In 2017, we recognized four leading states: Minnesota, New York, Wisconsin, and Vermont.

Innovation Award

In 2019, our Innovation Award recognized a California city and leader who is preparing for our aging state and embracing innovation opportunities, such as advancing economic development and adopting multi-generational planning approaches.