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.


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May is Older American’s Month

Older Americans’ Mental Health Week is May 23-29, an annual opportunity to spread the message […]

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2015 National Assisted Living Week

The 2015 National Assisted Living Week® will be held September 13–19, 2015.  NCAL is proud […]

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New Member’s Initiative

CALA announces launch of the Legal Advice Hotline. This is a new benefit for members […]

Our Partners



Director of Community Relations

The Village at Kensington Place in Meriden, […]

Designee/Care Nurse Supervisor

The Atrium at Rocky Hill, A Benchmark […]

Resident Care Director/SALSA

Carriage Green at Milford, A Benchmark Senior […]


Congratulations to The Saybrook at Haddam

Congratulations to The Saybrook at Haddam for the expansion of their Safe Harbor memory care unit! CALA is proud of […]

Masonicare chefs take home top honors at Chef’s Challenge

Recognized for cuisine at annual Connecticut Assisted Living Association conference

Three Masonicare chefs received top honors at the Connecticut Assisted Living […]

CALA 20th Anniversary Conference and Trade Show

The following people were honored as long-time industry leaders and those involved with the original work group who developed Connecticut’s Assisted Living Regulations with CALA.

For their long-time service in the field of Aging and Senior Housing

Karen Anderson
Lawrence Apple
Tom Grape
Thomas Gutner
Dorothy Giannini-Meyers
Jennifer Rannestad

For their involvement with, the original work group, which developed Connecticut’s Assisted Living Regulations

Victoria Carlson, RN
Donna Canalis, RN
Wendy Furniss, RN
George C, Prouty, Jr.
David Vail

2014 CALA Annual and Best Practices Awards

Presented at CALA’s 19th Annual Meeting of the Membership and Awards Dinner, December 3, 2014

Distinguished Service Award
Mary Underwood, Maplewood Senior Living
Humanitarian Award
Ginny Brown, Middlewoods of Farmington
Young Leader of the Year Award
Lisa Costantini, Coachman Square at Woodbridge
Distinguished Resident Accomplishment Award
Col. John Chiarella, Village at East Farms
Board Chair Award
Jo Anne Kuncas, RN, MS, RN-BC, CMC, Cedar Mountain Commons
Media Award
United Methodist Homes
Best Practices Award – Resident Care
Maplewood Senior Living
Best Practices Award – Managed Residential Services
Crosby Commons
Best Practices Award – Managed Residential Services
Cedar Mountain Commons
Best Practices Award – Marketing
Hoffman SummerWood Community
Best Practices Award – Staff Recruitment and Retention
Coachman Square at Woodbridge