Each year, the ALFA Hero Awards recognize individuals who are ideal representatives of the hundreds of thousands of people serving in senior living communities.
“The dedication and passion of all the big-hearted people who choose to serve seniors is a reason why resident-centered senior living is the fastest-growing long-term services and support option in the United States. The high-quality, resident-focused care provided by these outstanding individuals and their communities is what our nation’s seniors need and deserve.” - Rick Grimes, President & CEO, ALFA.
ALFA 2014 Hero Award Winners
ALFA announced the winners of the ALFA 2014 Hero Awards honoring extraordinary individuals who serve older adults in senior living communities. Five heroes were chosen as representatives and role models for the tens of thousands of senior living community professionals. The winners were honored May 21 at the ALFA 2014 Conference and Expo.
During this luncheon, the ALFA Hero Award winners were recognized for championing quality of life for the residents they serve and for embracing the resident-centered philosophy of senior living. Special guests Capt. Mark Kelly and Congresswoman Gabby Giffords helped present the awards to the five winners.
The 2014 ALFA Hero Award winners are:
“The 2014 ALFA Hero Award winners are exemplars of the great work done every day in senior living communities across the nation,” said Grimes. “Their dedication and passion for serving seniors are the reasons more older adults choose to call senior living communities their home.”
ALFA is also recognizing, after the conference this year, a number of individuals as the ALFA 2014 Champions of Senior Living.
Who can nominate a Hero?: ALFA Hero Award nominations of community staff are welcomed from community executive directors/administrators or company and regional executives.
Who are candidates for this award?: Executive directors are no longer eligible for the ALFA Hero Awards as a result of the introduction of the ALFA Senior Living Community Leadership Award.
Questions Asked During Hero Nominations
Nominations are due by January 10, 2014. All companies submitting award nominations must be ALFA members in order to move on to being assessed. Every submission will be judged and ranked against the following criteria:
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