CALA’s 24th Annual Meeting Award Winners

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 [...]

Crowell Joins Construction Solutions Group As Project Manager

      East Hartford, Conn. (December 11, 2019) – Construction Solutions Group (CSG), a growing owner’s representation and program management firm, is pleased to announce the hire of project manager David Crowell, a seasoned healthcare facilities professional with over 25 years of construction management and project implementation experience. His background includes working in hospitals, [...]

CALA’s 2019 Outstanding Resident Service Award Winners

We are pleased to announce CALA's 2019 Annual Outstanding Resident Service Award Winners Presenters Laurie Heintz, CALA Board Member, Arbors at Hop Brook Janice Gibson CALA Board, Masonicare Winners Camilla Henry, The Village at Buckland Court Margaret Braren Middlewoods of Newington Jackie Rountree, Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden Lakeisha Johnson, Carriage Green at Milford Jesus [...]

CALA’s 2019 Chef’s Challenge Winners

We are pleased to announce CALA's 2019 "Chef's Challenge" Winners Chris Carter – President of CALA Chef Carol Koty – Brookdale Wilton 1st place Seafood Flight Chef Dennis DeCerbo – Arbor Rose 1st place Beef flight Chef Dennis Decado – Maplewood at Strawberry Hill 1st place Poultry Flight Lead Judge Chef Bob Hattar Congratulations to [...]

Inspīr Carnegie Hill | World-Class Senior Care

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Watermark Appointments Strategic Growth Executive: Andrea Ellen of Bloomfield, CT

Watermark Retirement Communities has named Bloomfield, Connecticut resident Andrea Ellen as managing director of new project development. Ellen will oversee operations and branding for communities Watermark is developing and building through its strategic growth plan. Ellen previously served as vice president, marketing and communications for Maplewood Senior Living and chief branding officer for Inspir. Her [...]

Benchmark’s new Sturges Ridge of Fairfield

Like Benchmark founder, Tom Grape, residents of the new Sturges Ridge of Fairfield assisted living and memory care community in Fairfield, Conn., are proving that, despite the saying, you not only can go home again but also stay and thrive there too. With a commitment to keeping seniors in the town they love and with [...]

Hoffman SummerWood Staff Receive Awards

SummerWood staff members Kelveta Whitker and Gifford Campbell pose with their CALA Outstanding Resident Service Awards at Water’s Edge Resort in Old Saybrook, CT. June 26, 2018- West Hartford, CT -   Two Hoffman SummerWood staff members were recently honored with awards from the CT Assisted Living Association (CALA) at the organization’s annual awards luncheon [...]

2018 CALA Outstanding Resident Service Awards

2018 CALA Outstanding Resident Service Awards, Water's Edge Resort & Spa in Westbrook, June 8 Award Winners Joan Grant, The Greens at Cannondale Jules Gerbi, Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden Gifford Campbell, Hoffman SummerWood Community Bianca Turcotte-Reome, Middlewoods of Farmington Angela Christie, Essex Meadows Jim Tomchik, Crosby Commons Hector Claudio, Academy Point at Mystic Rebecca MacLellan, [...]

CALA’s 2018 Chef Challenge

We would like to celebrate and congratulate all those who placed in the top spots at CALA’s 2018 Chef Challenge. Following are the names and ranking: 1st Place Winners Beef – Chef Corina Rebello, River Ridge at Avon Seafood – Chef David Moore, Masonicare at Mystic Poultry – Chef Catie Dunkin, Maplewood Strawberry Hill 2nd [...]