Dementia Australia, Eldercare and Aspire4Life among the big winners in the 2021 Future of Ageing Awards

Dementia Australia has taken out both the Service Transformation and Community Engagement categories in this year’s Future of Ageing awards. South Australian not-for-profit provider Eldercare won the Social Inclusion category for their ElderPRIDE project that aims to create a safe and welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) residents, families, staff and volunteers.

Human services organisation Aspire4Life took out the coveted Consumer Experience award for their bespoke Neptune CRM that aims reduce anxiety and make it easier for Australians to handle their Aged Care Assessment. Other wins for Apsire4Life include the inaugural Emerging Leader award for their staff member Alison Vella.

Other notable people-related winners include Obvious Choice for their digital microlearning model designed to help frontline workers by making training more accessible and easier to complete.

Stories about the winning entries will be shared over the coming months on Inside Ageing as a record of achievement that others in the sector can learn from. The popular Future of Ageing webinar series that Inside Ageing hosts in conjunction with Novigi will be inviting representatives from the below list of winners and highly commended to join future events where we will be discussing the awards, the winning entries and what the future of aged care looks like.

If you would like to join a future webinar to discuss what you’re doing to improve the lives of ageing Australians, please email Elise Sinclair at Novigi who is currently working on our program for November –

Congratulations to all of the winners and highly commended.

Consumer Experience

  • Winner: Aspire4Life
  • Highly-Commended: Dementia Australia


  • No award presented

Dementia Care

  • No award presented

Indigenous Communities

  • Winner: Dementia Support Australia
  • Highly-Commended: Dementia Australia

Service transformation

  • Winner: Dementia Australia
  • Highly-Commended: Bare Funerals

People & Culture

  • Winner: Obvious Choice and Anglicare SA

Social Inclusion

  • Winner: Eldercare

Community Engagement

  • Winner: Dementia Australia

Technology – Health and Wellbeing

  • Winner: Goodwin and Smart Badge

Technology – Business

  • Winner: Simple Food Safety Software


  • No award presented


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

Emerging Leader

  • Winner: Alison Vella – Aspire4Life

Thanks to this year’s award sponsors


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