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n4a annually identify and showcase our members’ innovative and successful programs to encourage their replication by other agencies. These awards are sponsored by Critical Signal Technologies (CST).

n4a Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards

Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards Program

Launched in 2005, the awards program recognizes AAA and Title VI aging programs that exemplify innovation and sound management practices. Member AAAs and Title VI aging programs submit nominations in a variety of categories, and representatives from n4a Board of Directors review eligible nominations to select the winning programs.

The Aging Achievement Awards highlight successful programs in the field, and the Aging Innovations Awards honor the most innovative initiatives. n4a showcases winning programs at our annual conference, in a best practices publication and on AGEcomm—our online network for professionals.

In 2014, we honored 13 Innovations winners and 45 Achievement winners. See the press release and read the book of winners!

The 2015 AIA Awards nomination process will open in the spring. Look for announcements via email and in the n4a members-only newsletter!

Clearinghouse of Best PracticesMembers only icon

n4a members can access information about the award-winning programs in our online Clearinghouse of Best Practices where programs are categorized by topics, such as caregiving.

2013 n4a Aging Awards Program

n4a Recognizes 57 Local Aging Programs with Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards


Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging CEO Duana Patton (L) and Executive Assistant Krystal Hamilton (R) receives the top BIG CHECK monetary award from (L-R) CST Chief Clinical Officer Marguerite Linteau, n4a President Nick Beamer and ACL Administrator Kathy Greenlee.

During the Annual Conference and Tradeshow, July 27-31, in Louisville, KY, n4a honored 57 aging programs from across the country for creative and effective initiatives that help older Americans remain independent. Forty-four (44) programs received Aging Achievement Awards and 13 top-ranking programs were honored with Aging Innovations Awards. The top three Innovations award-winning programs to receive monetary awards are:

  • $2,500 – Area Agency on Aging Scholarship Program (Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. / Mansfield, OH)
  • $1,500 – LGBT Elders SafeSpaces Network Collaborations (Area Agency on Aging for Northeastern Vermont / St. Johnsbury, VT)
  • 1,000 – Legal Information for Elders (LIFE) Guide (Ventura County Area Agency on Aging / Ventura, CA)

See News Release