Innovation Award

Applications for this year’s award are closed. Learn more about previous winners and stay tuned for the announcement of the 2022 winner this fall.

2022 Innovation Award

This year’s award will recognize an organization that has demonstrated innovative models of local Master Plan for Aging (Master Plan) implementation. We aim to highlight and celebrate how California cities and/or counties are applying the Local Playbook, sharing how data is being used and how local leaders are engaged in and building upon existing efforts with age-friendly models and initiatives unique to the applicant’s local area. Applications are now closed.

We are looking forward to announcing the winner this fall.

2021 Awardee

We celebrate Covia, a Front Porch Partner, for their Well Connected Program. Well Connected offers phone and online activities to build community through group conversations, games, and education.

Organizations considered for this year’s award exhibited several criteria ranging from understanding older adults’ needs, wants, and preferences through research to involving older adults in the design process from ideation to iteration.

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2021 Awardee

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2020 Awardee

For 2020, we celebrated a member organization of our California Advocacy Network of Regional Coalitions that has shown innovative, initiative-driven leadership to improve the lives of older Californians.

Criteria included a range of contributions, such as 1) developing forward-thinking, strategic initiatives; 2) taking risks to spearhead innovation and change; 3) illustrating expertise; 4) serving as a trusted asset to the community; and 5) being a local and/or state leader.

The winner of our 2020 award was  DayBreak Adult Care Centers.


2019 Awardee

For the 2019 Innovation Award, we partnered with the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging to identify a California city who is preparing for the growth of its older adult population, and embracing innovation opportunities.

Criteria was based on Age-Forward 2030 priority areas: (1) age-forward economic development; (2) redesigning the urban landscape for all ages; and (3) resilient networks for healthy aging.

The winner of our 2019 award was the Berkeley Age-Friendly Continuum led by the City of Berkeley. Learn more.

2018 Awardee

The winner of our 2018 Innovation Award, Alzheimer’s Los Angeles, was recognized for bringing the Essential Attributes of a high-quality delivery system to life.

Learn more about the Alzheimer’s Los Angeles Dementia Cal MediConnect Project.