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Finalists Announced for ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  –March 19, 2012 – The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) has announced the finalists of the ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, a premier art competition for senior living residents.  ALFA has chosen 31 finalists to have their art work showcased at COMMUNITY 2012, the ALFA Conference and Expo. One of these finalists will be chosen by a panel of art experts and named the ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase Grand Prize Winner, an honor that will be announced at COMMUNITY 2012.

The finalists are:

  • A Good Book and a Sunny Nook by Madeleine B. Ackerman, Senior Lifestyle Corporation
  • A Perfect Day, by Mel Wise, Brookdale Senior Living
  • An Amazing Friendship by Victoria Freyer, Chelsea Senior Living
  • Adorable Child Exploring the Beach by Robert “Bo” Wilson, Legend Senior Living
  • Affection by Dr. Vic Berman, Brookdale Senior Living
  • Approaching Land by William O'Sullivan, Five Star Senior Living
  • Birch Trees by Liz Buxton, Welcome Home Health Care
  • Blue Skies Above by Mary Ann Downing Emeritus Senior Living
  • Bringing Nature Into My Life by Virginia Berkman, Elder Care Alliance
  • Brushes and Flowers by Suzanne Pollard, Benchmark Senior Living
  • Covered Bridge in Oils by Sylvia Lybarger, Elmcroft Senior Living
  • Delphinium by Patricia Ford Watts, Brookdale Senior Living
  • Flourish by Rosalyn Rosenbaum, Country Meadows Retirement Communities
  • Flowers by Ramona Huff, Silverado Senior Living
  • Flower of Life by Mimi Miller, Brightview Senior Living
  • Garden Beauty by Marie McDonald, Emeritus Senior Living
  • Give your heART to Alzheimer's by Tom, Yolanda, John R., Dave, Bill B., Shirley, Julia, Eleanor, John F., Cliff, Bert, Ruth H, John S., Albert, Terry, Luanne, Deloris, Ruth L., Virginia N., Laverne, Bob, Ike, Helen, Vera, Bill I., Virginia V., Elaine, Rita, Gilbert, Hal, Lloyd, Ann, Dr. Phil, Nancey, Sandy, Flo, and Harold, Sonata Healthcare
  • Grist Mills Once Graced the Landscape by David Livirrie, Country Meadows Retirement Communities
  • Marsh House by Billie Roberts, HHHunt
  • Mom and Kids by Leon Tikulski, Brookdale Senior Living
  • Music by Dee Zemel, Brookdale Senior Living
  • Nesting in Nature by Gladys Franz, Emeritus Senior Living
  • Postcard by Karen Holm, Sam Williams, Lois Bieber, Jane Edgar, Irving Rosenwald, Mary Hendricks, Sandra Cundari, Peg Frazer, Peg Norod, Rosita Arcade, and Edward Petti, Five Star Senior Living
  • Posy of Flowers by Judith Warren, Leisure Care
  • Red Daisy by Kathy Hamilton, New Perspective Senior Living
  • Seascape by Peter Gingo, Senior Resource Group
  • Small Boy Fishing by Carmen Laurin, Bella Vista Senior Living
  • Song Bird by Anne Barrett, Emeritus Senior Living
  • Southwestern Serenity by Betty Finstad, New Perspective Senior Living   
  • The Red Barn Winter Scene by Arthur Cole, Brookdale Senior Living
  • When Deep Purple Falls by  Lynn Whittick, Dean Arndt,  Bob Gallagher, Edith Asbury, Amelia Svendsen, Shirley Uhailik, Thelma Clinnard, John Wayne Clinnard, Bob Linehan, Jo Fox, Marcelle Ades, Stephanie Miller, Nina Rouse, Kathleen Lenz, Hilda Franklin, Ginnie Anderson,  Dorothy Reinig,  Doris Scates,  Lorraine Zeigler,   Ellen Antal,  Pat Barrett,  Marian Frances,  Altha Mirtle,  Emmi Carman,  Nina Rohr, Susan McCoy, Ruth Adair, Marguerite Reinhart, Muriel Lipeles, Pat Ulrich, Shirley Luke, Peggy Dare,  Anne Rose, David Lu, Al Young, Margaret Sangster, and Jack Damm, MBK Senior Living   

”Each day senior living communities all across the country provide supportive environments for residents to continue to enjoy hobbies they’ve pursued all their lives or engage in new ones,” said Richard P. Grimes, President and CEO of ALFA.  “The ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase recognizes meaningful and beautiful works of art produced by residents residing in senior living communities.   Robust community programs, such as art initiatives, encourage residents to remain engaged in their individual interests while they age with a supportive community around them.”

ALFA received paintings from over 200 residents of assisted living, independent living, and memory care communities. ALFA previously posted semifinalist paintings on its Facebook page, so residents, family members, and other individuals could vote on their favorites. ALFA then chose 31 finalists based on the paintings’ artistic merits, number of votes on Facebook, and adherence to this year’s theme: carpe diem, meaning seize the day.

All finalists can be viewed online through ALFA’s Facebook Page at alfa.org/facebookartfinalists or in person at COMMUNITY 2012. Conference attendees will have an opportunity to bid on their favorite pieces through a silent auction benefitting ALFAPAC, which exists to support lawmakers who have already demonstrated their commitment to ensuring seniors enjoy the highest quality of life imaginable. To learn more about the ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, visit alfa.org/art.

About The Assisted Living Federation of America
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally-managed senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve.  For 20 years, ALFA has worked to educate policymakers and consumers by advocating for choice, accessibility, independence, dignity, and quality of life for seniors.  ALFA’s member-driven programs promote business and operational excellence through education, research, publications, professional networking and online tools designed to foster collaboration and innovation in the field of senior living.  Visit ALFA’s Web site at www.alfa.org.

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Media Contact: 

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


03/19/2012

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