Age-Friendly Business & Age Smart Employer Awards



Over 21 applications have been received for the 2018 inaugural Portland Age-Friendly Business Awards. Stay tuned to this page for further details, and limited tickets to the October 31st awards ceremony at Portland City Hall!



Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!




The Age-Friendly Business Awards is a project of the Age-Friendly Portland & Multnomah County Collaborative, and 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 categories determined by business size and/or type of business.


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!


For more information about the program or awards ceremony on October 31st, please contact:

Shānna Pittman-Frank: or 503-595-7590.