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2009 Hero Award Recipients

ALFA 2009 Best of the Best Awards Winners

12th Annual ALFA Hero Award Luncheon

Heroes are found in senior living communities across the country. They are the executive directors, staff members, nurses, frontline caregivers, and volunteers who do more, give more, and personify the spirit of excellence in senior living care. Everyone knows at least one hero someone in assisted living who has shown extraordinary courage and leadership someone who has risen above his or her daily duties to improve the quality of life for residents. Five ALFA Heroes were honored as outstanding assisted living professionals at the 2009 ALFA Conference & Expo.

The Following are the 2009 Hero Award Winners!

Executive Director Hero Staff Member Hero
Joan Carney Kasey Gobin
Hoffman SummerWood Community Emeritus at South Windsor,
Emeritus Senior Living
West Hartford South Windsor, CT
Video Interview Video Interview
Nurse Hero Volunteer Hero
Curtis Bond Ricky Fox
Southerland Place Midlothian, Brookdale Senior Living Morningside of Sumter,
Five Star Senior Living
Midlothian, VA Sumter, SC
Video Interview Video Interview
Caregiver Hero
Amparo Machuca
Sunrise of Cinco Ranch,
Sunrise Senior Living
Katy, TX
Video Interview


2010 Nominations Open Through January 15th, 2010

View the 2008 ALFA Hero Award Winners

View the 2007 ALFA Hero Award Winners

The Senior Living Executive Conference
conference panel

Each year, the Senior Living Executive Conference welcomes thousands of senior living professionals from around the world for four days of executive education, networking, problem solving and idea development. Registration, photos, recaps, and more informations are available on the Conference website.

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Assisted Living professionals

Target your recruiting efforts and reach qualified senior living professionals easily using the Senior Living Career Center. Search for individuals based on specific qualifications and create online resume agents to have eligible candidates emailed directly to you.

As a value-add for posting to the Career Center, the jobs are also distributed to Simplyhired.com, Twitter icon Twitter, Facebook icon Facebook, Chapter and state partner sites, and most importantly, the official website of Argentum.

Learn more and post your job openings online.

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The landscape of senior living is changing, and we'd like your voice to be a part of the discussions shaping the future of the industry. With new programs, a new focus, and new membership tiers, there is an opportunity for every company to contribute to our collective efforts. View Argentum membership benefits.