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About Advocates for Aging

Since 2015, Next Avenue has recognized leaders and organizations for their commitment to confronting challenges facing older adults and redefining what it means to age today.

"We have always selected forward-thinking individuals who are striving to make life better for all older adults, to empower them and to celebrate the perspectives they bring to life," said Julie Pfitzinger, managing editor of Next Avenue.

Formerly known as Influencers in Aging, Advocates for Aging honorees speak out about longevity, public policy, health care, caregiving and ageism and their voices have impact.

Nomination and Selection Process

Nominations are currently closed for Next Avenue's 2024 Advocates for Aging. We will open nominations for the 2025 Advocates for Aging in the fall of 2024.

Next Avenue editors monitor changing trends, emerging issues, evolving public policy and reader feedback throughout the year in order to select individuals who capture and address these shifting national interests. Editors review all public submissions, add their own candidates and make the final selections at the start of each year.

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