The Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA) is honored to recognize their 2019 annual award winners for excellence and service to the senior living industry. The award winners were presented on December 4th as follows:

2019 CALA Humanitarian Award

This award shall be presented to an individual whose personal integrity, decency, and contributions to the elderly best exemplify the ideals of our member organizations and their missions and who serves as an inspiration to all.

Hector Velez, Crosby Commons

John Jillson, Artis Senior Living

2019 CALA Distinguished Service Award

This award shall be presented to an individual whose dedicated leadership, outstanding service, and personal commitment over a period of years have furthered the goals of CALA and enhanced the quality of life of the elderly we serve.

Mary Underwood, Artis Senior Living of Branford

Pictured is Carolyn Kochan receiving the award on Mary’s behalf

2019 CALA Board Chair’s Award

This award shall be presented to an individual or an organization that has performed outstanding service for CALA or on behalf of its members. This award is for an individual or organization whose service, quality of work or public policy efforts during the past year is worthy of special recognition.

Janice Gibson, RN

2019 CALA Legislator of the Year Award

This award shall be presented to one or more legislators who have distinguished themselves by developing and supporting public policies that are beneficial to CALA members and aging individuals.

The Honorable Cathy Abercrombie – Connecticut State Representative

2019 CALA Best Practices Award – Resident Care

This award shall be presented to an assisted living provider who creates innovative programs or unique approaches in the area of resident care that exemplify excellence and are worthy of sharing with others.

One MacDonough Place

2019 CALA Best Practices Award – Marketing

This award shall be presented to an assisted living provider who creates innovative programs or unique approaches in the area of marketing that exemplify excellence and are worthy of sharing with others.

The Greens at Cannondale

2019 CALA Best Practices Award – Staff Recruitment and Retention

This award shall be presented to an assisted living provider who creates innovative programs or unique approaches in the area of staff recruitment and retention that exemplify excellence and are worthy of sharing with others.

Hearth Management

2019 CALA Best Practices – Managed Residential Services

This award shall be presented to an assisted living provider who creates innovative programs or unique approaches in the area of managed residential services which exemplify excellence and are worthy of sharing with others.

The Towers at Tower Lane