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

CALA/ISLE 23rd Annual Assisted Living Conference & Trade Show

Come join us at our annual CALA Conference & Trade Show. The conference will be [...]

National Assisted Living Week® 2017

“Family is Forever” as this year’s theme for National Assisted Living Week. The theme is [...]

National Assisted Living Week® 2016

The 2016 theme, “Keep Connected,” recognizes the increasing opportunity technology can offer to enhance the [...]

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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

Maplewood breaks ground on future site

Maplewood Senior Living, a leading provider of luxury senior living residences, held the ground break for its newest Connecticut community, Maplewood at Southport. Fairfield First Selectman, Mark Tetreau, and Director of Economic Development, Mark Barnhart, along with the development team attended the groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of Maplewood at Southport.

Colette Emery Joins Crescent Point at Niantic as Director of Community Relations

New Benchmark Senior Living associate blends compassion and experience to facilitate smooth transitions for families. Crescent Point at Niantic, a [...]

Carol Sikora ‘Comes Home’ to Lead Community Relations for River Ridge at Avon

With compassion and care for seniors and families, she helps find the right residential fit for each person. After leaving [...]

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