ALFA honors extraordinary individuals and companies who serve older adults in senior living communities. Winners will be honored at the ALFA 2015 Conference and Expo, May 4-7, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. Only ALFA member companies are eligible for the awards. Please take a moment to learn about each of these award programs. If you have questions, please contact ALFA.
Awards for Senior Living Professionals
Each year, the ALFA Hero Awards recognize individuals who are ideal representatives of the hundreds of thousands of people serving in the senior living field. Nominated by regional/company executives and executive directors of senior living communities, these individuals represent the highest levels of excellence, caring and dedication in the senior living business, and mirror all the hard-working people choosing to serve seniors. A group of top nominees will be voted upon by the public to determine the five Hero Awards winners. The open period for nominations is October 1, 2014 - January 5, 2015. Learn more.
The Executive Director is responsible for providing overall leadership in the day-to-day operation of a senior living community. This person is charged with maintaining staff, resident and family engagement in addition to budget adherence and regulatory compliance. During the ALFA Conference and Expo an Executive Director will be honored for exemplary leadership in senior living community management. ALFA is eager to recognize the role and service of the selected 2015 Executive Director with the fourth annual Community Leadership award. The open period for nominations is October 1, 2014 - January 5, 2015. Learn more.
Awards for Senior Living Companies
The ALFA Best of the Best awards recognize innovative new programs and services that are creating the future of senior living. In 2015, Awards and recognition will focus on programs and initiatives advancing excellence in senior living by addressing topics in Human Resources, Sales and Marketing, Clinical, Health and Wellness, Information Technology, Physical Plant and Property Management, and Resident and Family Engagement. Top programs will featured in the May/June issue of Senior Living Executive. The open period for nominations is October 1, 2014 - January 5, 2015. Learn more.
The ALFA Senior Living By Design awards program honors architects, design firms, and senior living providers that achieve innovative architecture in senior living communities. The Senior Living by Design Awards, published in the November/December issue of Senior Living Executive and publicized to national media showcase designs that marry functionality and beauty and present new ideas for senior living. Learn more.
Awards for Seniors
Celebrate your residents' zeal for life and sense of community by encouraging them to enter their artwork in ALFA's second annual art showcase. Learn more.
General Public Awards
ALFA, representing senior living providers and the seniors and families they serve, is a leading voice in the fight against ageism in America. ALFA is again sponsoring a film competition featuring short films (under 8 minutes) about ageism that illuminated specific discriminatory practices against seniors, prejudicial attitudes toward the aging process, and institutional practices that perpetuate stereotypes about seniors. The winning films will be screened during the ALFA Annual Conference & Expo. Learn more.