2022 Future of Ageing Awards shortlist revealed, St Vincent’s secures 3 nominations

The shortlist for the 2022 Future of Ageing Awards has been announced, with both Dementia Australia and St Vincent’s Care Services securing 3 nominations apiece.

Now in their fourth year, the awards recognise leadership and innovation across Australia’s aged care sector, and those solutions designed to improve the lives of ageing Australians. A large part of Inside Ageing’s editorial agenda is dedicated to sharing the stories behind the winning entries.

Webinar held September 29, 2022, showcasing Dementia Australia’s Exploring Dementia program for First Nation communities – 2021 Runner-up in the Indigenous Communities category.

The judges commented on the quality of the entries and the passion displayed throughout a detailed entry process. Meet the judges here.

All entries need to meet strict criteria to even qualify, with many excellent entries not making the cut given they fell short in one or more of the following criteria:

Collaboration and engagement

The nomination offers evidence of broad stakeholder engagement, collaboration and input by relevant parties including consumers and people from minority groups in the planning, implementation and evaluation stages of development.

Evidence of success

The nomination demonstrates measurable outcomes including evaluation methodology, key benefits and examples of utilisation of the / the project/program/product/service in action.

Scalable and sustainable

The nomination has the potential to be rolled out across Australia (even if it is currently being piloted only at one location) and is sustainable in terms of cost, production, environmental impact and resourcing.

“These initiatives give me hope for a far better environment in age care for the baby boomer generation”

2022 Future of Ageing Awards judge

The winners will be announced on October 31 via a story on this website and promoted first to our email subscribers. Receive our email newsletter by signing up here.

The official shortlist is below:

Consumer Experience

  • St Vincent’s Care Services
  • Get Smart Aged Care Consultancy
  • Care360

Community Engagement

  • Emmy Monash Aged Care
  • Dementia Australia
  • National Aged and Community Care Roundtable for Forgotten Australians

Dementia Care

  • Southern Cross Care NSW & ACT
  • Dementia Australia
  • Anglicare Southern Queensland

Palliative Care

  • VMCH

People & Culture

  • St Vincent’s Care Services

Property & Design

  • ECH


  • Thrive by Pathways

Service Transformation

  • The Violet Initiative and Goodwin Aged Care
  • Research Analytics

Supporting Independence

  • Unicare Health
  • Anglicare Southern Queensland

Technology – Health & Wellbeing

  • The Lookout Way
  • Whiddon
  • Australian Red Cross and Yourlink


  • Transforming Aged Care with Virtual Reality by QUT, Griffith University, The University of Melbourne and La Trobe University

Technology – Business

  • Person Centred Software
  • Dementia Australia
  • Lenexa Medical
  • Curtin Heritage and Alpha Global


  • Bolton Clarke

Emerging Leader

  • Erin Hartwell – Senior Clinical Governance Officer – St Vincent’s Care Services
  • Arohi Patadia RN, Facility Manager, Marian Nursing Home – Southern Cross Care (NSW & ACT)

*A single shortlisted entry does not mean winner by default.

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