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Public Policy Awards

senior living policy awards

ALFA 2013 Horace D'Angelo Jr. Memorial Award

Horace D'Angelo was a founder of ALFA, a long standing board member, and a board member of the Michigan Assisted Living Association. His vision was to support resident centered regulatory oversight through grassroots advocacy that included a strong national organization - ALFA - working jointly with ALFA state affiliates and chapters across the country. The ALFA Horace D'Angelo, Junior Memorial Award honors passionate advocates for seniors.

The 2013 award winner was President, East Division at Brookdale Senior Living, Mary Sue Patchett. Mary Sue was instrumental in creating ALFA’s new chapter, FLORIDA ALFA. Once it became clear that senior living providers needed a stronger voice in Florida, Mary Sue worked enthusiastically to rally support - both within her company and with other senior living providers - for ALFA's new chapter. She offered a space to meet when FLORIDA ALFA was too small to warrant its own office and unwavering support as the chapter grew. She worked closely with ALFA to develop an engaged, productive, and cohesive board of directors for the new chapter and will continue to lead as the first chair of FLORIDA ALFA.

"Mary Sue saw the value in having one unified voice in the state of Florida and was willing to do whatever was needed to make it happen," said President & CEO of Five Star Senior Living, Bruce Mackey as he presented the award on behalf of ALFA at the ALFA 2013 Conference & Expo. "She is a friend to ALFA, our industry, and the seniors we serve."
EXECUTIVE Director
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 ALFA 2014 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 join together to create one piece of artwork that fits this year's theme, "It's the little things that matter most"! Take a moment to learn more about the 2014 showcase and submit a photograph of the residents' artwork. Deadline for entry is Friday, April 11, 2014.

ALFA 2014 Conference & Expo
conference panel

The ALFA 2014 Conference & Exposition (May 19-22, 2014) will welcome thousands of senior living professionals to Phoenix, AZ from around the world for four days of executive education, networking, problem solving and idea development. Learn more and register..

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.