ALEXANDRIA, Va. –November 28, 2011 – The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is now accepting submissions for the annual ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, an art competition for residents of senior living communities. As one way of showcasing seniors’ continued zeal for life and artistic talent, current senior living residents are being asked to submit their paintings around the theme carpe diem! (seize the day!)
“Senior living communities not only encourage residents to pursue the activities they have always loved, they also offer enriching environments to learn new skills,” said Richard P. Grimes, ALFA president and CEO. “Whether a senior living resident has recently begun to pursue painting as a hobby or is continuing to pursue a lifelong passion, we expect there will be many submissions, since art is such an important aspect of many seniors’ lives.”
The competition is open to all residents of assisted living, independent living, and memory care communities. Digital photos of artwork can be submitted online through January 13, 2012. Semifinalists will be chosen and shared online through ALFA’s Facebook page, where people across the country can vote for their favorites.
Finalists will be honored at COMMUNITY 2012, the annual ALFA conference and expo, and will each finalist will receive a cash prize and a set of note cards with their painting printed on the front, to share with family and friends. Two grand prize winners will be selected and each will be given a painting party for his or her senior living community as a way of celebrating the winner’s talents and involvement in community life. To learn more about the ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, visit alfa.org/art.
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally-managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve. Since 1990, ALFA has advocated for choice, accessibility, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all seniors. ALFA’s programs promote business and operational excellence through education, research, publications, professional networking and online tools designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurism in the field of senior living. Visit ALFA’s Web site at alfa.org.
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Jaclyn Vann, CAE