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ALFA announced the winners of the ALFA 2013 Hero Awards, which honor extraordinary individuals who serve older adults in senior living communities. Six heroes were chosen as representatives and role models for the tens of thousands of senior living community professionals. The winners were honored today at the ALFA 2013 Conference and Expo.
Over 2,000 senior living professionals gathered for education, networking, and collaboration at the ALFA 2013 Conference & Expo in Charlotte, NC. Today’s program highlighted exemplary senior living programs and professionals, offered targeted educational sessions, and included a comprehensive exhibition of products and services supporting the senior living business.
More than 2,000 senior living professionals assembled in Charlotte, NC for the first full day of the ALFA 2013 Conference & Expo. This annual conference is intended to help raise the bar for excellence in senior living by providing a forum for education and networking for executives who work in companies that offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care for seniors.
ALFA today announced that Margie Longstreth, executive director of Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood, Fla. was honored with the ALFA 2013 Senior Living Community Leadership Award.
ALFA announced the winners of the 2013 Best of the Best Awards in the May/June issue of Senior Living Executive magazine. These annual awards honor new innovations that promote resident quality of life and business excellence in the field of senior living.
ALFA has announced that one of America’s favorite first ladies, Mrs. Laura Bush, will address senior living executives at the ALFA 2013 Conference and Expo. The Conference and Mrs. Bush will honor the work of professional caregivers on Wednesday, May 8 at the annual ALFA Hero Awards Luncheon.
ALFA has announced the winners of the 2013 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, a competition honoring the passion for community and extraordinary talents of seniors in assisted living, independent living, and memory care communities across the country.
ALFA, the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally managed senior living communities and the residents and families they serve, today announced its sponsorship of the 22nd Annual National Mature Media Awards. ALFA encourages all providers of senior living services to nominate their best senior-centered communications programs for this important awards program.
ALFA is pleased to announce that voting is now open for the 2013 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, an art competition honoring the talents of senior living residents. Senior living residents, relatives, employees of senior living communities, and members of the general public are invited to help select the winners in this virtual art competition by voting on ALFA’s Facebook page through March 25, 2013.
Assisted Living Federation of America Launches New Consumer Web Resource to Research and Locate Senior Living Communities
ALFA today announced the launch of a new ALFA Senior Living Community Directory powered by Caring.com to simplify the search experience for consumers who come to ALFA seeking to connect with high quality senior living communities. Caring.com operates the leading website for family caregivers seeking information about senior care options with nearly two million monthly visitors, and has grown to become the Web’s number one source of senior care reviews.
ALFA is making substantial new investments in the executive education program for the ALFA 2013 Conference & Expo, May 6-9, 2013 in Charlotte, N.C. Executives serving in the field of senior living are invited to learn more and register for the event at www.alfa.org/conference.
Today ALFA welcomed over fifty senior living leaders to Washington, DC for the 2013 ALFA Public Policy Institute. Attendees at the one day event learned about key state and federal public policy issues expected to impact senior care in 2013 and discussed strategies for supporting resident-centered, consumer-driven senior living communities as a solution to the many questions around long term care policy.
The ALFA Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative new programs and services that are creating the future of senior living. In 2013, awards and recognition will focus on programs and initiatives advancing excellence by addressing significant topics and trends influencing the future of senior living.
ALFA is now accepting submissions for the 2013 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, a competition honoring the artistic talents of senior living residents. Through this year’s theme, Celebrating The Beauty of Life, residents of senior living communities are asked to submit digital photos of original artwork highlighting the many ways seniors add beauty to our world.
ALFA Awards Honor Architectural Innovation and Resident-Centered Approaches to Senior Living Community Design
The November/December 2012 issue of Senior Living Executive, the flagship magazine of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), highlights some of the most cutting-edge and creative architecture, interiors, and outdoor spaces found in senior living communities today. The annual Senior Living By Design Awards program showcases diverse projects that marry innovative design with functionality and beauty, honor resident choice, and promote independence.
he Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) announced the launch of its annual ALFA Best of the Best Awards program. The ALFA Best of the Best Awards recognize those new products, services or programs making significant contributions to advance excellence in senior living, including assisted living, independent living and Alzheimer’s care
ALFA opened nominations for the ALFA 2013 Hero Awards, the organization’s annual recognition of the hundreds of thousands of dedicated professionals who compassionately serve seniors residing in senior living communities.
ALFA opened nominations for the 2013 Senior Living Community Leadership Award, an annual award program designed to highlight executive leadership in senior living communities.
ALFA today hosted 140 executives interested in advancing excellence in senior living at the ALFA 2012 Senior Living Leadership Forum. The two day event in St. Louis offered attendees deep insight into factors influencing the growth of senior living communities and the care and service offered to seniors and their families.
ALFA has launched the Stop Alzheimer’s Petition, which urges the President of the United States and members of Congress to make preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia a priority on Capitol Hill. Senior living professionals, senior living residents, and other concerned citizens can sign the petition on Facebook and through the ALFA website.
Today, twelve exemplary senior living professionals gathered on Capitol Hill to meet with their U.S. Senators and Representatives as a part of the 2012 ALFA Heroes and Champions of Senior Living Fly-In. Participants discussed their personal experiences with senior living and advocated on behalf of senior living residents across the country.
ALFA and Benchmark Senior Living hosted an event that brought together senior living employees, residents and their families, and other stakeholders to meet with Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). The event took place at a local senior living community where Senator Blumenthal spoke to participants about his time as Attorney General and U.S. Senator, answered questions about seniors’ issues, and toured the senior living community.
Today, the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) will recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with senior living communities around the world in order to raise awareness for and help prevent future instances of elder abuse. ALFA has invited its members to plan events in their respective communities and has provided tools for anyone concerned with the welfare of older adults to educate themselves on how to recognize, prevent, and report elder abuse.
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) today offered a statement for the record to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, which is holding a hearing Wednesday afternoon into the exploitation of seniors who apply for veterans pension benefits administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
ALFA has announced the winners of the ALFA 2012 Hero Awards, which honor 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 will be honored today at the ALFA 2012 Conference and Expo.
May 16, 2012, ALFA recognized Brad Klitsch, senior vice president of market development for Direct Supply Inc. with an ALFA Senior Living Service Award for his significant contributions to both ALFA and the senior living movement.
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) today announced that Kelly Mazza, senior executive director of The Arbors at Shelburne, a senior living community in Shelburne, VT., was honored with the ALFA 2012 Senior Living Community Leadership Award. Mazza will be recognized at a ceremony at the ALFA 2012 Conference and Expo.
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) today announced that Tim Buchanan, founder and CEO of Legend Senior Living, based in Wichita, Kan., and Todd Novaczyk, founder, president and CEO of New Perspective Senior Living, based in Eden Prairie, Minn., were elected to the ALFA Board of Directors.
“This year’s Best of the Best award winners raise the bar for excellence and as a result, set a new standard for providers to embrace,” Richard P. Grimes, president and CEO of ALFA. “Through ALFA and the Best of the Best Awards, senior living providers can learn from one another and together spur quality and innovation in the senior living business.”
ALFA has announced the two winners of the ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, an art competition celebrating the arts in senior living communities. Receiving 572 likes on Facebook, Betty Finstad's Southwestern Serenity was declared the fan favorite winner, and Robert Wilson's Adorable Child Exploring the Beach was chosen as the ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase Grand Prize winner by a distinguished panel of judges.
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