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2018 Eden Alternative® Champion Award Recipient Signature Healthcare with Jill Vitale-Aussem and Chris Perna.

Shout it Out!

It’s time to recognize the movers of mountains – the inspired influencers, tenacious leaders, intentional disrupters and the organizations that have driven a revolutionary shift in culture.

Nominations are now open for the prestigious Eden Alternative Awards.

Do you know someone who moves mountains to create a better world for Elders and their care partners? Is it someone you work with? The organization you work for? An Elder? A family member or volunteer?

Send your nomination today. Winners will be announced on the big stage at our 2020 Eden Alternative Conference in Denver on April 29, 2020. Nominees are welcome from a variety of organizations and services.

Please be specific in your nomination by naming achievements and including metrics and outcomes where relevant.


The Eden Alternative Awards honor individuals and organizations deserving international recognition.  Nominees must be actively involved in changing the experience of aging and making exceptional strides in driving successful person-directed care and support.

Relentless Collaborator Award

This award recognizes an individual, group, or organization that understands the power of community-building and partnership.  Whether it’s bringing together different departments in an organization or forging relationships with other organizations or the greater community, the relentless collaborator knows how to harness the power of partnership to drive change.

Intentional Disruptor Award

This award recognizes an innovative individual, group or organization that never accepts “this is the way it’s always been done” as a reason to keep doing it. Maybe it’s someone who’s pushing back against ageism, the stigma of dementia, the institutional framework, or has found a revolutionary approach to overcoming workforce challenges. The intentional disruptor knows that change is hard but drives a new reality because the status quo is unacceptable.

Inspired Influencer Award

This award recognizes an individual, group or organization that knows how to get other people on the bus and moving in the right direction. The inspired influencer walks the talk of celebrating aging and person-directed support and shifts the perceptions of others through education, words and deeds.

Tenacious Leader Award

Inspired by the leadership work of former Eden Alternative Executive Director, Nancy Fox, this award recognizes a formal or informal leader that is tenacious and relentless in the pursuit of a vision for a better world for Elders. Tenacious leaders grow themselves and others, never give up, overcome obstacles and adversity, and keep everyone moving toward a better future.

Award of Excellence

This award recognizes an Eden Registry Member organization that has driven and sustained a revolutionary shift to a person-directed culture. We’re looking for empowered organizations that take bold steps to address the current workforce crisis, pioneer new technology, educational initiatives and services, and serve as a model for others. They raise the bar, drive excellence, and continuously challenge themselves to innovate. Don’t be afraid to toot your own horn! We encourage organizations to nominate themselves for this award.

So get thinking! Get your organization together and decide who to nominate. Who should be up on the big stage receiving one of these awards?

Download the nomination form here

Complete and send your nomination to Kathy Hagen
at khagen@edenalt.org by January 10, 2020


Winners will be selected by February 3, 2020. Nominators will be notified if their nominee wins in time to make travel arrangements to attend the conference.