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Award Programs for Senior Living Professionals

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.

Robert Oliveri LinkedIn icon
Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Awards for Senior Living Professionals

Hero Awards

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.

Senior Living Community Leadership Award

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

Best of the Best Awards

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.

Senior Living By Design Awards

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

ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase

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

Film Competition

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.

Leadership Institute
senior living executive directors

The best community executives seeking advancement in their companies now have access to a unique experience to grow their knowledge and skills, and prepare them for more -- The Executive Director Leadership Institute (EDLI) at the ALFA Conference & Expo.

SENIOR Living Art Showcase
elder painting

Did you know the 2015 ALFA & Sargent Art Senior Living Art Showcase is 100% virtual this year and ALL art forms are accepted? Senior living communities who wish to participate should organize an art party for their residents to create artwork that fits this year's theme, "Life is Beautiful"! Take a moment to learn more about the 2015 showcase and submit a photograph of the residents' artwork. Deadline for entry is April 15, 2015.

The Senior Living Executive Conference
conference panel

Each year, the ALFA Senior Living Executive Conference welcomes 2,500 senior living professionals from around the world for four days of executive education, networking, problem solving and idea development. Photos, recaps, recordings and future event dates are available on the ALFA Conference website.

POST Your Job Openings
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 Affiliate sites, and most importantly, the official website of ALFA.

Learn more and post your job openings online.