In 2017 the  MassHIre Cape and Islands Workforce Board’s 55 Plus Committee set out to create an event that would serve to promote the value of the older worker to the Cape and Islands economy and recognize those employers who had successfully hired, engaged and retained older workers because they understood and appreciated the strengths, preferences and needs of their aging workforce and the benefits of having a multigenerational workforce as part of their company’s growth strategy.

The Age Forward Awards Breakfast is always held in September.  Nominations are usually open in May. Employers can be nominated by their employees, friends, customers, and/or observers. 

Employees of the winners of the 2019 Age Forward Awards share the reasons their employers deserved this prestigious award.

Winners of the 2018 Awards

Orleans Auto Supply  

Town of Dennis Council on Aging and Senior Center

Cupcake International /Oz Cape Cod

Winners of the 2019 Awards

Hy-Line Cruises

Town of Barnstable Recreational Division

Cape Cod Chronicle

Interested in Nominating a business for the 2020 Age Forward Awards?  Nomination Form will be available right here May of 2020.