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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Congratulations to the newest Memory Care Assisted Living Community Bridges® by EPOCH at Trumbull

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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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SALSA Position at Spring Meadows Trumbull

Spring Meadows Trumbull a Capital Senior Living […]

Bridges by EPOCH – Director of Community Relations

Bridges by EPOCH at Trumbull in Trumbull, […]

Supervisor Assisted Living Services (SALSA)

Middlewoods of Farmington, an assisted living community […]


11th Annual Red Delicious Golf Gathering

CALA held our 11th Annual Red Delicious Golf Gathering at Lyman Orchards on October 13th. It was a great day!  […]

CALA Welcomes New Members for 2015

Effortless Communications
Fox Rehab
Allegion PLC
JP Maguire Associates
Brightview Norwalk
Epoch Senior Living
Optum CarePlus CT

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