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

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Congratulations!

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  • Thu
    02
    Mar
    2017
    8:00 am - 4:30 pmRadisson Cromwell Hotel & Conference Center, Cromwell

    perfromance-logo"Engaged Employees: The Heartbeat of Who We Are"

    And our keynote speaker is Kathleen Wood, Rock N Grow Catalysts

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    CALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM

    CHEF'S CHALLENGE APPLICATION

    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.

  • Tue
    07
    Mar
    2017
    TBALegislative Office Building, Legislative Dining Room, Hartford

    CALA's Annual Legislative Breakfast, Legislative Office Building, Legislative Dining Room, Hartford

  • Thu
    16
    Mar
    2017
    9:00am to 12:00pmMasonicare at Ashlar Village 76 Cheshire Rd, Wallingford CT

    An ISLE Workshop: Join leaders in senior living as they share lessons learned while creating a
    culture of acceptance which honors the individuality of the seniors they serve.

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    Topics Include:
     Enhanced awareness of the application of fair housing laws.
     Promoting diversity within resident and staff populations.
     Balancing fair housing requirements with obligations to ensure the well-being of residents.
     Confident decision making regarding reasonable accommodations.
     How starting with “yes” can foster an open and affirming culture within your community.
     Welcoming and supporting LGBT seniors in your community.

Our Partners

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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

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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