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Award Programs for Senior Living Professionals

Argentum honors extraordinary individuals and companies who serve older adults in senior living communities. Winners will be honored at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference, May 9-12, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.

Awards for Senior Living Professionals

Hero Awards

Each year, the Argentum 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 November 23, 2015 - January 17, 2016. 

Entry Fee
Member-Only Award Program. Complimentary.
Non-Member: ineligible.



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 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference an Executive Director will be honored for exemplary leadership in senior living community management.  Argentum is eager to recognize the role and service of the selected 2016 Executive Director with the sixth annual Community Leadership award. The open period for nominations is November 23, 2015 - January 17, 2016. 

Entry Fee
Member-Only Award Program. Complimentary.
Non-Member: ineligible.



Awards for Senior Living Companies

Best of the Best Awards

The Argentum Best of the Best awards recognize innovative new programs and services that are creating the future of senior living. Awards and recognition will focus on programs and initiatives advancing excellence in senior living by addressing solutions in workforce development, operational excellence, consumer choice, quality care, and memory care. Top programs will featured in the May/June issue of ​Senior Living Executive​. The open period for nominations is November 23, 2015 - January 17, 2016. 

This competition is open to both owner/operator and industry partner members.

Best of the Best Entry Fees
Member-Only Early Bird Submissions: $199 (by December 25)
Member-Only General Submissions: $299 (December 26 - January 17)
Non-Member: ineligible.



Senior Living By Design Awards (Open to Members and Non-Members)

The Argentum 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. The open period for nominations is July 1, 2016 - September 1, 2016. 

Senior Living By Design Entry Fees
Member Submissions: $299
Non-Member Submissions: $350


Kayla McAlindin LinkedIn icon
Program Coordinator

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.

The Senior Living Executive Conference
conference panel

Each year, the ALFA 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 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 state partner sites, and most importantly, the official website of Argentum.

Learn more and post your job openings online.