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Excellence in Collaboration Award
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This award recognizes creative collaboration within and among organizations for the purpose of addressing significant needs and/or expanding the possibilities for aging

Eligible Nominees

Partnerships between member facilities, collaborative components within member facilities, and partnerships between organizations one of which is a member facility

Qualifying Criteria

  • Two or more entities acting in consort and sharing resources and expertise for the purpose of addressing a need or common problem
  • Extraordinary collaboration among separate departmental groups within a member facility resulting in enhanced quality of life and/or improved services to residents
  • Effective extension of mission through joint enterprises that expand the possibilities for aging
  • A joint venture between a member facility and a vendor and/or business partner
  • Programs that promote cooperation, sharing of resources and expertise, mutual support, and/or achievement of economies of scale
  • Effective elimination of organizational silos and promotion of more holistic approaches to care and service.

Nomination Forms

Nomination submittals must be no longer than a single typed page. Be sure to include at the top of the page the following:

  • Name of the nominee,
  • Award for which nominee is being nominated,
  • Name of the nominating member,
  • Member facility address, phone number, and fax number.

Tips for Writing a Nomination

  • Be clear, specific, and as brief as possible.
  • Say it like it is. Don’t worry about the quality of the writing. Use bullets whenever possible.
  • Provide concrete examples of exactly what is meritorious about your nominee.
  • Include measureable results when possible.
  • When considering innovations worthy of nomination, remember that effort and risk taking may also be award worthy even if the results were not those originally envisioned.
  • Use the Qualifying Criteria provided for each Award to focus your thoughts on the merits of your nominee. Feel free to insert points not set out in the Qualifying Criteria that you believe further commend your nominee for recognition.

Nominations will be accepted only through the online Awards Nomination form. You may download the Awards Program Brochure here.

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