Front Porch CIW Wins 2015 Bronze Award from McKnight’s

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Glendale, Calif. September 29, 2015 — The Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing was recently named a Bronze Award winner in the Dignity category in the 2015 McKnight’s Technology Awards competition.

“This annual event recognizes providers who have harnessed technology to make life better for their residents,” said a McKnight’s spokesperson. “This is an extremely competitive contest, and to be selected as one of the few honorees is a notable accomplishment.” Every submission is judged by an independent panel of seasoned industry experts.

The Dignity category recognizes a facility or community that harnesses technology to improve the level of dignity its residents enjoy. Two of the Center’s programs, Sing fit and Music and Memory, were key contributors to the award. Both are music-based interventions that harness technology to improve wellbeing of residents.

“I am so proud of the Center’s work in bringing life- and service-enriching programs to our residents, staff, partners and colleagues, and for the engagement of staff at all levels and across multiple campuses who implement and take ownership of these new ideas and opportunities,” said Kari Olson, president of the CIW and chief innovation and technology officer for Front Porch. “Something special is happening in this work and you can see it also in the enthusiasm of residents, staff and families.”

Winners received a trophy and will be featured in a McKnight’s publication later in the year. McKnight’s Assisted Living presents articles and departments that offer strategies to improve operations, based on the regulatory and business changes occurring in the marketplace.

About the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing
The Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing is part of Front Porch, one of Southern California’s largest not-for-profit providers of retirement living communities and affordable housing. The Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing strives to harness technology solutions that support and enhance wellbeing in older adults. The Front Porch Center’s core initiatives focus on how technology can: assist in maintaining brain health; enhance social connectedness; promote engagement and growth; empower control over health and wellness; prevent emergencies or serious events; and increase resources and support for formal and informal caregivers. The Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing is a signature program of Front Porch’s Humanly PossibleSM commitment to doing everything humanly possible to creatively meet the needs of those we serve today and in the future. The Front Porch Center is the winner of the Bronze Award for the Dignity category in the 2015 McKnight’s Technology Awards and the Aging 2.0 Pilot Pioneers 2015 Innovation Award. More information can be found at

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