Annual Awards Program



This event is free but registration is required. Please register here to secure your spot.

Through outstanding leadership, personal commitment, and innovation in services and program delivery, LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware members are leading the way in providing outstanding care and services to New Jersey & Delaware’s seniors.

The LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware Awards Program – A Celebration of Excellence is a great opportunity to recognize the people in our communities who are making a difference in the lives of residents, colleagues, and their local community.

This year’s ceremony will be unlike any other – we will join together virtually on February 24th from 10:30 – 11:00 am EST, and recognize the ways in which ALL OF YOU have gone above and beyond to serve seniors across New Jersey & Delaware. This is your opportunity to share your accomplishments and those of your staff and team with LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware colleagues, business partners, and industry leaders.

Also, we encourage you to please consider organizing COVID safe social distance Awards Watch parties in your community so staff may enjoy the ceremony together.

This event is free but registration is required. Please register here to secure your spot.

We encourage you to submit short testimonials accompanied by photos and videos of your staff, residents and community that exemplify the spirit of our award categories. The deadline to submit assets is January 29.

  • Excellence in Affordable Senior Housing
  • Excellence in Care (Direct Care, Support Services, Supportive Housing)
  • Excellence in Community Service
  • Excellence in Innovation
  • Excellence in Leadership
  • Excellence in Professional Advancement

 We will compile submissions into a special awards program to air at the Celebration of Excellence Ceremony.

We look forward to seeing you and your team join us on 2/24 as we celebrate the outstanding service and accomplishments of LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware members.

If you have any questions please email our membership & events associate, Emilie Beck at or call our office at 609-452-1161 and press option 1.


Excellence in Affordable Senior Housing:

This category recognizes LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware Affordable Senior Housing members, who have demonstrated passion, courage, and excellence in their communities. This category recognizes the ways in which Affordable Senior Housing providers, including housing managers, service coordinators, and facility / property managers have gone above and beyond to care for their seniors.

Excellence in Care (Providing Direct Care, Support Services or Supportive Housing ):

This award category recognizes individuals from LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware member communities who demonstrate extraordinary talent, expertise, and dedication in provision of exceptional service to residents.

Excellence in Community Service:

This category recognizes member achievements that contribute to neighboring communities by providing outstanding services, programs, and opportunities for engagement.

Excellence in Innovation:

This category recognizes innovative best practice programs or services that promote and enhance quality of life for senior residents, staff, and/or the surrounding community.

Excellence in Leadership:

This category recognizes people from member organizations who have exhibited an exemplary career of outstanding service in the field of aging services, and who have enhanced the concept of professionalism by virtue of their leadership.

Excellence in Professional Advancement:

This category celebrates individuals who have assumed progressive leadership responsibilities within a LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware member organization, and have worked to build a shared vision, develop robust relationships, and enhance organizational capacity.


*Deadline to submit assets is January 29.