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.

Announcements

Support the Alzheimer’s Association’s CT Chapter Walks

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® [...]

Connecticut Leadership in Dementia Care

CALA and ISLE are pleased to partner with The Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter forming Connecticut [...]

CALA/ISLE RN Supervisor Course 2018

A course especially for R.N. Supervisors in Assisted Living. Six weekly 3-hour sessions beginning Tuesday. [...]

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

Accountability
Conducting business and providing care and services consistent with the expectations of those we serve.
Compassion
Understanding the special needs of those we serve
by promoting dignified quality care.
Innovation
Proactive service delivery through continuous improvement and feedback from our customers.
Integrity
Honesty in all our interactions with our customers.
Professionalism
Our commitment to the highest standards and character in our relationships with those we serve
and others with whom we interact.
Respect
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 cpcarter@ctassistedliving.com.

Our Partners

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 slcccertification.org.

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RECENT CALA NEWS

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Hoffman SummerWood Staff Receive Awards

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2018 CALA Outstanding Resident Service Awards

2018 CALA Outstanding Resident Service Awards, Water's Edge Resort & Spa in Westbrook, June 8 Award Winners Joan Grant, The Greens [...]

2017 CALA Annual and Best Practices Awards

Presented at CALA’s 22nd Annual Meeting of the Membership and Awards Dinner, December 6, 2017

Humanitarian Award
Christian Negron, Middlewoods of Newington

Distinguished Service Award
T.J. Casey, Sr., Gaffney Bennett & Associates

Best Practices Award – Staff Recruitment and Retention
Artis Senior Living – For their Partnership Profile program

Media Award
Linda Thomas, Ridgefield Crossings

Young Leader of the Year Award
Jake DeLucia, Crosby Commons

Best Practices Award – Resident Care
McLean – For their Memory Care Volunteer Program

Best Practices Award – Marketing
Maplewood Senior Living – For their Center for Aging Innovation and Technology

Best Practices Award – Managed Residential Services
Hoffman SummerWood – For their Safety Intelligence & Mock Disaster Drills program

 

Chris Carter, T.J. Casey, Sr., Gaffney Bennett & Associates

 

Mary Underwood, Vice President of Memory Care Services, Mary Roberts, and Carolyn Kochan – Artis Senior Living of Branford

2016 CALA Annual and Best Practices Awards

Presented at CALA’s 21st Annual Meeting of the Membership and Awards Dinner, December 7, 2016

Distinguished Service Award
Arlene Parmalee, RN, Duncaster

Best Practices Award – Managed Residential Services
Crosby Commons – Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Young Leader of the Year Award
Jesse Wescott, The Retreat

Best Practices Award – Marketing
United Methodist Homes – Caregiver Link

Best Practices Award – Resident Care
The Greens at Cannondale – Enriching Life Through Music

Best Practices Award – Staff Recruitment and Retention
United Methodist Homes, Supervisor Training

2015 CALA Annual and Best Practices Awards

Presented at CALA’s 20th Annual Meeting of the Membership and Awards Dinner, December 2, 2015

Distinguished Service Award
Catherine Duncan, Maplewood at Stony Hill

Humanitarian Award
Vidya Teredesai, The Greens at Cannondale

Young Leader of the Year Award
Sanela Kazic, Maplewood Senior Living

Distinguished Resident Accomplishment Award
Lillian Hillman, Hoffman SummerWood Community

Board Chair Award
Eleonora Tornatore Mikesh, The Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter

CLICK TO VIEW PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT

Best Practices Award – Resident Care
The Atrium at Rocky Hill – Delivering Resident – Centered Programs in Memory Care

Best Practices Award – Managed Residential Services
The Watermark at East Hill – Boy Scout Camp Out

Best Practices Award – Managed Residential Services
Cedar Mountain Commons

Best Practices Award – Marketing
Hoffman SummerWood Community –SummerWood’s Pages of Memories

Best Practices Award – Staff Recruitment and Retention
United Methodist Homes – Mission, Values & You