2020 Community Commitment Award Applications Now Open

2020 Community Commitment Award Applications Now Open




Application deadline is extended to August 1, 2020. Watch for further information on modifications to the Award program.

Note the new criteria developed to recognize the spirit of this award in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.



What is the Community Commitment Award?

This award recognizes members of a long-term care community for their volunteer service to help enhance their communities.

Basic Criteria

  • Residents/Elders must be actively involved in the development and implementation of the program
  • The program can take place in any level of care community
  • The program must in some way be serving the greater community (town, city, state, nation) or the greater good
  • The program must have been fully operational for at least six months
    • OR
  • The program was developed in response to the needs to stay connected and support the greater community as identified through the COVID-19 crisis
  • The program must incorporate Residents/Elders, demonstrating hands on participation and being a part of program leadership

Download and complete the Community Commitment application to apply.

This form must be downloaded to be completed and submitted. Use the downward arrow icon in the upper right corner after clicking the link. Please rename the form with your organization’s name.

Note: The following testimonials are required (written or short video, videos do not need to be professionally made):

  • Testimonial from a resident who is involved in the program
  • Testimonial from a care community staff member
  • Testimonial from community partner
  • Testimonial of a family member

We encourage you to provide any additional information that will help us to better understand your program. (i.e. photos, brochures, flyers from events).

Videos supporting your application, showing your program in action, are strongly encouraged. They do not need to be professionally made. For tips on creating a short video on your cell phone, click here.

To see an example of a resident testimonial, click here.

Submit the application and additional documents/information as required

by clicking on this link
email to joan.devine@pioneernetwork.net

For questions pertaining to the form or the process, email Joan Devine, Director of Education at joan.devine@pioneernetwork.net