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

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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

Congratulations!

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May is Older American’s Month

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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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    8:00 am - 4:30 pmRadisson Cromwell Hotel & Conference Center, Cromwell

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    Come join us at our annual CALA Conference & Trade Show. The conference will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2017 at the conveniently located Radisson Hotel (formerly Crowne Plaza) in Cromwell, CT just off Interstate 91 at exit 21.

    Each year CALA strives to make each conference an opportunity for decision makers in the Senior Living field to interact with Conference sponsors and exhibitors and come away with great ideas and new partnerships and relationships.

    CALA maximizes opportunities for interaction with attendees:
    8:00 - 9:00 Registration, Breakfast and Exhibit Hall
    10:15 - 11:15 Coffee Break and Exhibit Hall
    12:30 - 1:15 Lunch with the Exhibitors
    1:15 - 2:00 Dessert in the Exhibit Hall

    Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available allowing for year-long visibility for your organization. As a sponsor, most packages include an exhibitor booth and added exposure in conference signage and in our program guide.

    Some sponsor opportunities are restricted to one sponsor, so act quickly to secure your best option.
    CALA’s basic package to exhibit at the Trade Show is only $750.

    Please contact Mary Ann Turner, CALA Conference Manager at
    (860) 745-4649, mturner@ctassistedliving.com or Christopher Carter, CALA President at (860) 434-5760, cpcarter@ctassistedliving.com should you have any questions.

    We look forward to your participation in the CALA Conference & Trade Show.

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CALA Congratulates Graduates

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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

On the occasion of CALA’s 20th Anniversary, CALA wishes to gratefully acknowledge the following:

CALA’s Founding Officers
Karen Anderson, Chair
George C. Prouty, Jr., Vice Chair
Jennifer Rannestad, Treasurer
Martha Everett Meng, Esq., Secretary

CALA Board Chairs
1995-1999 Karen Anderson
1999-2000 George C. Prouty, Jr.
2001-2002 Michael P. Cicchese
2003-2004 Dorothy G iannini Meyers
2005-2006 M. David Vail
2007-2008 Thomas Gutner
2009-2010 Laurie Heintz
2011-2012 Eleonora Tornatore Mikesh
2013-2014 J.P. Venoit
2015-2016 Randy Phillips

CALA SALSA Committee Chairs
Carol Robinson, RN
Deborah Erickson, RN
Joann Cardullo, RN
Jo Anne Kuncas, RN
Angela Carrano, RN
Carole Bergeron, RN, PhD
Marylyn Kusek, RN
Deb Lavallee, RN
Co-Chairs – Janice Gibson, RN, Arlene Parmalee, RN

ALSA License #1 issued to
Whitney Center

CALA’s Legal Partners
Murtha Cullina LLP, Jackson Lewis LLP

CALA’s Government Relations Partner
Gaffney Bennett & Associates

For Innovations in Assisted Living
United Methodist Homes – CALA Award Recipient Leader
Tower One/Tower East – National Leader of US HUD ALCP Grants
Benchmark Senior Living – Benchmark One Company Fund
Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia Care Collaboration in Caring – The Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter

CALA’s National Advocacy Partner
ALFA/Argentum

CALA’s Education Partner
Institute for Senior Living Education (ISLE)

CALA’s Business Benefits Partner
Senior Services Partnership LLC

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

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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

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