Age-Friendly Business & Age Smart Employer Awards

Are you a business or organization committed to creating a welcoming environment & providing great service for older adults and people of all ages?

Apply for an Age-Friendly Business Award!

Are you an employer that fosters a workplace encouraging different generations to work productively side-by-side?

Apply for an Age-Smart Employer Award!

(Download materials HERE)

NOMINATE a business by contacting with the following information:

  • Name of Business
  • Which award you are nominating them for (one or BOTH) - Age Smart Employer or Age-Friendly Business (Service)
  • Business Contact information (if you have it)


The Age-Friendly Business Awards is a project of the Age-Friendly Portland & Multnomah County collaborative, presented by Elders in Action and Venture Portland.

This new recognition program consists of two different awards for Portland businesses and organizations:

  1. The Age-Friendly Business Award will be presented to businesses with commitment and demonstrated business practices that best serve older adults in Portland.
  2. The Age-Smart Employer Award* will recognize businesses with policies and practices that benefit older workers.

Both awards will be given in three categories determined by business size.

Award winners will be celebrated at a breakfast ceremony at Portland City Hall on October 31, 2018, followed by recognition at the Portland City Council meeting that day. 

*The Age Smart Employer Award program has been adapted from the Age Smart Employer Award program developed by the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center and founded in partnership with the New York Academy of Medicine and funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. We are grateful for their inspiration and generosity in sharing their innovative program with us here in Portland!


If you have any questions or are interested in being a Sponsor, please contact:

Shānna Pittman-Frank (Elders in Action): or 503-595-7590.