Eden Alternative Awards

The Eden Alternative Awards

The journey to person-directed care is long, rewarding, and sometimes challenging. Individuals and organizations committed to creating caring communities deserve to be honored for the difference they make. The Eden Alternative welcomes nominees for the following awards:

The Eden Elder Award

Recognizes the extraordinary efforts of an Elder care partner in applying the Eden Alternative Philosophy to creating a life worth living.

The Eden Employee Care Partner Award

Recognizes the extraordinary efforts of an employee care partner in applying the Eden Alternative Philosophy to creating a life worth living.


Download the nomination form here or email khagen@edenalt.org. Complete the form and attach a photo of the individual or organization and send it to Kathy Hagen at khagen@edenalt.org.

The deadline for nominations is January 19, 2018. Winners will be selected by February 2nd and nominators will be notified if their nominee wins in time to make travel arrangements to attend the conference. Awards will be presented on the first day of the conference, May 3, 2018.


The following awards will be selected by a panel at the Eden Alternative Home Office. No nominations will be accepted.

The Master Gardener Award recognizes the unwavering commitment of a care community or community-based service to bring the Eden Alternative Principles to life in daily practice.

The Nancy Fox Leadership Award recognizes an individual who embodies leadership in thought, word, and deed through the Eden Alternative Philosophy.

The Eden Champion Award recognizes the efforts of an individual or organization that champions the ongoing growth of the Eden Alternative Philosophy, bringing it to life for those closest to them and others around the world.

The Seedling Award recognizes a care community or home and community-based service new to the Eden Alternative journey that has demonstrated a level of commitment and progressiveness that challenges others to grow.