The Age Smart Employer Awards

  • Honor employers who value workers of all ages through an awards program
  • Support businesses interested in hiring and retaining older workers
  • Research and disseminate best practices of NYC employers

The Age Smart Employer Awards is an initiative of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center and The New York Academy of Medicine, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Learn more about the 2013 Age Smart Employer Award winners.

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2013 Winners earned media and public attention this year, including an invitation to the White House. 

Featured 2013 Winner 
Ristorante Settepani & Settepani Bakery

Established in 2000, Ristorante Settepani brings Sicilian fare to Harlem. Settepani Bakery, under the same ownership, is a commercial bakery operating out of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1992 and is the source of bread and pastries for many restaurants throughout New York City. They have 50 employees in New York City.


As a result of their 2013 Age Smart Employer Award, Leah Abraham, President of Settepani, was invited to be a panelist at the White House Summit on Working Families.

Learn why they are age smart.


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