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Vote in the Senior Living Art Showcase

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – February 21, 2012 --   The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is inviting the public to vote for their favorite artwork as a part of the ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, a premier art competition for senior living residents. Senior living residents, their families, employees of senior living communities, and members of the general public will help choose a winner by voting on ALFA’s Facebook page, now through February 29, 2012.

More than 200 residents of assisted living, independent living, and memory care communities submitted artwork for inclusion in the showcase. Over 100 works of art were chosen as semifinalists and are currently visible on ALFA’s Facebook page. Residents were asked to paint around the theme carpe diem, meaning seize the day, in order to demonstrate how senior living residents live life to the fullest. ALFA received submissions from residents from 23 companies across the country and around the world. The companies are:

  • Bella Vista Senior Living
  • Benchmark Senior Living
  • Brightview Senior Living
  • Brookdale Senior Living
  • Chelsea Senior Living
  • Country Meadows Retirement Communities
  • Elmcroft Senior Living
  • Emeritus Senior Living
  • Family Extended Care
  • Five Star Senior Living
  • HHHunt
  • Lambeth House
  • Legend Senior Living
  • Leisure Care
  • MBK Senior Living
  • New Perspective Senior Living
  • Salem Lutheran Home
  • Senior Resource Group
  • Senior Lifestyle Corporation
  • Silverado Senior Living
  • Solvang Friendship House
  • Sonata Health Care
  • Welcome Home Health Care


“We were delighted by the high response to our request and overwhelmed by the stunningly creative and beautiful works of art we received for the ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase,” said Richard P. Grimes, ALFA president and CEO. “One of the many manifestations of the good life in our communities is the encouragement of artistic achievement by professional artists, amateur artists, and those who wish to take up art for the first time—but we didn’t expect to get almost museum-quality works.”

To vote, “like” your favorite pieces of art on ALFA’s Facebook page.  After the voting deadline, two winners will be chosen. One will be solely based on popular vote and the other will be chosen by ALFA’s elite panel of national art experts. Both winning artists will receive a painting party for their respective communities, and a number of other finalists will be chosen to be displayed at COMMUNITY 2012, the ALFA conference and expo. 

About ALFA
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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Media Contact:

Jaclyn Allmon, Assisted Living Federation of America Jaclyn Allmon, CAE LinkedIn icon
VP, Marketing & Communications
703-562-1192
jallmon@alfa.org


02/21/2012


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