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Comfort & Joy™, NewCourtland's interactive arts and cultural program, has garnered numerous international, national and regional awards for its work in giving a voice to seniors while encouraging them to remain involved and active in their communities. Listed below are the awards given to this innovative program:

International

  • Generations United Leadership Award for Outstanding Support of Intergenerational Programs (2003), Comfort & Joy

National

  • The Communicator Award of Distinction for Comfort & Joy™ Exhibit Media Kit (2004);
  • The National Mature Media Awards Merit Award in the Brochure/Booklet category for the Comfort & Joy™ Celebrating Intergenerational Artistic Achievement book (2004);
  • The American Society on Aging Award for Innovation and Quality in Healthcare and Aging for the Comfort & Joy™ Celebrating Intergenerational Artistic Achievement Exhibit (2004);
  • The American Association for Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) Award for Innovation of the Year for the Golden Eagle Scout program (2003);
  • National Mature Media Awards, Gold Award in the Video Educational Training Program in Housing category and Silver Award in Special Events Marketing in Housing category for the Voices of Ages Intergenerational Choir (2002);
  • The American Society on Aging Healthcare and Aging Award for Innovation and Quality in Managing Chronic Disease, Voices of Ages Intergenerational Choir (2002)

Regional

  • The Art-Reach Commitment to Cultural Access Award was given to the Comfort & Joy™ program for its "use of the arts as a tool to improve the lives of its elders" (2007);
  • The Public Relations Society of America, Philadelphia Chapter, Second Place Pepperpot Award for Single Piece Communications for the Comfort & Joy™ Celebrating Intergenerational Artistic Achievement Exhibit, Media/Press Kit (2003), the Golden Eagle Scout program;
  • PANPHA Distinguished Service Award for Innovation of the Year (2003); the Golden Eagle Scout program;
  • The 2006 PANPHA Distinguished Service Award for Innovation of the Year Philadelphia Stories: Through the Ages";
  • The Governor's Silver and Gold Award for Enhancing the Image of Older Persons "Joy and Wisdom: Sharing Elders' Stories" (2000).