2021 Future of Ageing Awards shortlist, winners announced November 1

The shortlist for the 2021 Future of Ageing Awards has been announced, with Dementia Australia, Umbrella Solutions, Simple Food Safety Software and Obvious Choice among the top nominations.

Aged care providers who received nods from the judges include Southern Cross Care for the intergenerational learning program and Bolton Clarke for their digital wallpaper for residents with dementia.

A number of aged care providers cooperated with suppliers to submit joint entries. These include Goodwin and Smartbadge, Hayylo and LifeCare, as well as some others.

A high number of quality entries was received from suppliers, care providers and individuals who either nominated themselves or were put forward by colleagues as Emerging Leaders – a new category for 2021.

The criteria for Emerging Leader required a testimonial from both a manager and external party in support of the application itself. The jury placed weight on the testimonial from the external party.

The official shortlist:

Consumer Experience

  • Intergenerational Learning Australia and Southern Cross Care (NSW/ACT)
  • ACH Group
  • Dementia Australia
  • Mercer
  • Aspire4Life


  • Aspire4Life

Dementia Care

  • Obvious Choice
  • Bolton Clarke

Indigenous Communities

  • Dementia Support Australia
  • Dementia Australia

Service transformation

  • Bare Funerals
  • Dementia Australia

People & Culture

  • Obvious Choice
  • Data Drives Insight

Social Inclusion

  • ElderCare
  • ACH Group
  • St Vincent’s Care Services

Community Engagement

  • ACH Group
  • Dementia Australia

Technology – Health and Wellbeing

  • Hayylo and LifeCare
  • Person Centred Software
  • YourLink
  • Goodwin and Smart Badge

Technology – Business

  • Umbrella Solutions
  • Simple Food Safety Software
  • Board Australia


  • Opal Healthcare


  • Brain Bootcamp – supported by Macquarie University – Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research (CHSSR)

Emerging Leader

  • Colin Pudsey – SilVR Adventures
  • Maria Paz – VMCH
  • Prue Densley – St Vincent’s Care Services
  • Alison Vella – Aspire4Life

Thanks to this year’s award sponsors


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