AARP: Inaugural Age-Friendly Business Awards

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The inaugural Portland Age-Friendly Business Awards is open for nominations! Portland State University’s Margaret Neal, PhD., and Elders in Action’s Shanna Pittman Frank stopped by with the details.

The awards are a project of the Age-Friendly Portland & Multnomah County collaborative, presented by Elders in Action and Venture Portland and sponsored by the city of Portland and AARP. This new recognition program consists of two different awards for Portland businesses and organizations:

  • The Age-Friendly Business Award will be presented to businesses with commitment and demonstrated business practices that best serve older adults in Portland.
  • 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.

Our goal is to show that Age is an asset! We want to call attention to the concrete and specific policies and practices that employers can use, and are using, to recruit, engage and retrain work forces of all ages, including older workers.

A committee from the Age Friendly Cities committee will selected the winners, who 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.

To nominate your favorite business, click here.

This segment was sponsored by AARP.