CALA, Advocating for and Informing you about Assisted Living in Connecticut.

The Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA), formed in 1995 as Connecticut’s own Assisted Living trade association, promotes and supports both its assisted living provider and associate members through education, strong and active committee work, a regular schedule of industry specific programming, a recurrent calendar of thematic seminars, a quarterly newsletter, legislative and public policy advocacy, and an annual day long conference conveniently held in central Connecticut.

CALA is the only state Assisted Living association to collaborate with, the Hartford Courant, a major media outlet to produce an annual consumer resource guide about Assisted Living.


CALA’s 25th Anniversary Conference and Trade Show

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CALA’s 24th Annual Meeting Award Winners

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CALA’s 25th Anniversary Kickoff Cocktail Party
February 27th, 2020 – 5-7pm 
Rescheduled from Jan. 29th
New Haven Country Club – 160 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT 06517
RSVP: or 860-575-1012

CALA’s Care Coordination Seminar for Assisted Living, Home Health and Hospice Providers
February 12, 2020
CHA Offices
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CALA’s Assisted Living Executive Director Certification Course
March 9-10, 2020
Water’s Edge Resort & Spa
Click here to register

Argentum Public Policy Institute & Fly In
March 17-18, 2020 –
Washington, DC
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CALA’s Annual Outstanding Resident Accomplishment Awards
April 2020
Details coming soon!

CALA’s Annual Course for RN Supervisors of Assisted Living
April/May 2020
Details coming soon!

Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference
May 18-20, 2020
Tampa, FL
Details coming soon!

Enrich the growth of the assisted living industry in Connecticut and discover the benefits of membership

CALA Member Benefits:

  •  Effective and timely Connecticut-specific public policy advocacy
  •  Education opportunities designed for senior housing and service providers to enhance the lives of those they serve
  •  Four annual awards events which celebrate and spotlight both member and resident accomplishment
  •  Industry specific programming which fosters innovation and service excellence
  •  Peer-based committees and proactive quality initiatives that promote and support best practices
  •  Innovative and unique efforts to create public awareness of Assisted Living as a senior housing and service option
  •  The 34th state affiliate of Argentum – the leading national trade association serving companies that own, operate, and support professionally managed senior living communities in the United States
  •  An abiding commitment to providing the highest level of member value

Values Statement

Conducting business and providing care and services consistent with the expectations of those we serve.
Understanding the special needs of those we serve
by promoting dignified quality care.
Proactive service delivery through continuous improvement and feedback from our customers.
Honesty in all our interactions with our customers.
Our commitment to the highest standards and character in our relationships with those we serve
and others with whom we interact.
Treating people in a manner that recognizes their past history and their contributions to Assisted Living.

Join CALA today.

For information about CALA membership please contact Christopher Carter, President at 860-434-5760 or

Our 24th Annual Conference & Trade Show Sponsors

CALA Executive Director Certification Course

CALA’s Assisted Living Executive Director Certification Course was designed and developed by in-state faculty with experience in Connecticut’s legislative and regulatory environments. CALA’s state specific course uses the NAB curriculum as a template and is comprised of 16 hours of in-person classroom work and includes all study materials. Assisted Living models differ state to state - Get ahead of the curve with CALA.

SLCC Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) exam

Now Accepting Applications: Executive Director Certification Registration for the fall Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) exam is now open. Successful completion of the exam is one of the requirements for attaining executive director certification through the Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC). November 1 marks the registration deadline for the testing period taking place this fall. Register at


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