SwanCare, St Vincent’s Care Services and UQ among the winners of this year’s Future of Ageing awards

The winners of 2020 Future of Ageing awards have been announced today, recognising the work being carried out by aged care providers, suppliers and educators to transform the industry.

Now in their second year, the awards are designed to share evidence of success and applaud those at the forefront of helping ageing Australians.

A key part of entering the awards is that the project or program can be rolled out nationally; is sustainable in terms of cost, resourcing and environmental impact.

Judges conducted a series of assessments to determine the final winners and in some cases no winner has been awarded or a highly-commended presented instead. This is reflective of the high-bar being set in recognising outstanding work and achievement. Full judging criteria here.

Awards judge and Leading Age CEO, Katie Smith Sloan, said shining a light on exemplary programs and initiatives is critical as we work hard to make the world a better place to grow old. Whether it is addressing the unique needs of those living with dementia, facilitating the efficient delivery of community-based services or forming strong community connections, we can learn a great deal from these award winners. I look forward to sharing information about their initiatives through our Global Ageing Network.

Other comments from the judging panel included reference to setting the bar high to help inspire the change the industry needs. This narrative formed a key criteria of the judging process. View judging panel here.

Congratulations to this year’s winners and highly-commended who have excelled in their field. The stories behind their success will be shared in a series of articles and interactive Zoom sessions on Inside Ageing with our event partner Novigi.

See below for the full list of winners and highly-commended.

Community Engagement

Winner – City of Unley – Daily Moves Program

Consumer Experience

Winner –  St Vincent’s Care Services – Zipline Visitor Booking System

Dementia Care

Winner – 3Bridges – Individual Dementia Support Program (IDSP)

Palliative Care

Highly Commended – Summit Care – Palliative Approach

Highly Commended – Dementia Australia – The Nightingale Program

Property & Design

Winner – SwanCare – SwanCare Leisure Precinct, Bentley Park, Western Australia


Winner – University of Queensland (UQ) – Longevity by Design

Reablement / Restorative Care

No award presented

Service Transformation

No award presented

Social Inclusion

Winner – Feros Care – Be Someone For Someone (BSFS)

Supporting Independence

No award presented

Technology – Business

No award presented

Technology – Health & Wellbeing

Winner – SilVR Adventures – Group virtual reality (VR) therapy and social engagement

Highly Commended – Dementia Australia – The Enabling EDIE™ workshop

*Judges who had conflicts of interest with nominations did not participate in the review of those categories.


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    It’s humbling to be in such great company and to win the award. It’s an honour to win and our sincere thanks to the judges, Inside Ageing, Novigi, our innovative customers, partners, their inspiring residents and, last but not least – the amazing SilVR Adventures Team!

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  2. Thank you to the judging panel for the great recognition! We are privileged to be able to work with many wonderful providers such as SVCS.

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