Thursday, July 20, 2023

Lombard, IL – AgeGuide is thrilled to announce that its AgeGuide Learning Center received a 2023 Aging Achievement Award from USAging, one of the highest honors presented by USAging to its members. The AgeGuide Learning Center, an educational resource for Aging Network professionals and the community, provides courses on Dementia Friendly, Medicare, and special trainings designed to educate participants on ways to better support people on their aging journey. This effort was among 50 local aging programs to receive honors during USAging’s 48th Annual Conference and Tradeshow, July 16-19 in Salt Lake City, UT.

The 2023 USAging Aging Innovations & Achievement Awards, supported by and Cumulus, recognizes USAging’s Area Agency on Aging and Title VI Native American Aging Program members that have found new and innovative ways to support older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers as they live in their homes and communities.

“The Aging Innovations & Achievement Awards are a timely reminder of the evolving role USAging members play in the planning, development, coordination and delivery of aging and other home and community-based services in nearly every community in the United States,” said USAging CEO Sandy Markwood. “The AAAs and Title VI programs we honor today have set a standard for innovation and creativity in helping vulnerable older adults live with independence and dignity in their homes and communities,” Markwood added. “USAging is inspired by the example they have set for others in the Aging Network.”

The AgeGuide Learning Center is an educational resource designed for Aging Network professionals as well as older adults, family caregivers, and community members, to help people and communities be more inclusive to older adults. The learning center is a tool used to provide Dementia Friendly Sector Trainings, including Elder Rights, First Responders, Restaurants, Retail, and more. The learning center also provides educational resources on Medicare, available in 7 different languages.

“When we designed the AgeGuide Learning Center, we wanted a tool to train more people and businesses on being Dementia Friendly” said Marla Fronczak, CEO of AgeGuide. “We have been able to train thousands of employees and designate numerous businesses as being Dementia Friendly. We also expanded the platform to include other trainings that have been invaluable to older adults and the Aging Network.”

The 2023 USAging Aging Innovations & Achievement Awards honored traditional and new strategies in a range of categories, including Advocacy, Agency Operations, Caregiving, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Economic Security, Elder Abuse Prevention, Health Long-Term Services & Support Integration, Healthy Aging, Home and Community-Based Services, Housing and Homelessness, Information and Referral/Assistance, Intergenerational Programs, Nutrition, Public Health & Vaccinations, Social Engagement, Technology, Transportation & Mobility, and Workforce Development & Volunteerism.

All winners are highlighted in the USAging Aging Innovations & Achievement Awards Showcase

About USAging

USAging is the national association representing and supporting the network of Area Agencies on Aging and advocating for the Title VI Native American Aging Programs. Our members help older adults and people with disabilities throughout the United States live with optimal health, well-being, independence and dignity in their homes and communities. USAging is dedicated to supporting the success of our members through advancing public policy, sparking innovation, strengthening the capacity of our members, raising their visibility and working to drive excellence in the fields of aging and home and community-based services. For more information about USAging, AAAs or Title VI programs, visit




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