• Fri
    16
    Jan
    2015
    Masonicare at Ashlar Village

    Regulatory Relief: What every Architect, Designer and Assisted Living Owner Should Know about Changes in National and State Building and Life Safety Codes

  • Thu
    05
    Mar
    2015
    Crowne Plaza, Cromwell

    Celebrate! CALA's/ISLE's 20th Anniversary Annual Conference & Trade Show, Crowne Plaza, Cromwel

  • Wed
    25
    Mar
    2015
    Thu
    26
    Mar
    2015

    CALA's/ISLE's Annual Assisted Living Executive Director Certification Course

  • Wed
    01
    Apr
    2015
    Masonicare at Ashlar Village, Wallingford

    Protect Your Organization in 2015: Preparing for Changes to Federal Labor Law, Masonicare at Ashlar Village, Wallingford

  • Tue
    14
    Apr
    2015
    Tue
    28
    Apr
    2015
    1:00 pmMasonicare at Ashlar Village

    1:00 – 4:00 p.m

  • Thu
    30
    Apr
    2015
    9:00 amMasonicare at Ashlar Village, Wallingford

    9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

  • Fri
    01
    May
    2015
    8:00 amLegislative Office Building

    Hartford, CT 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

  • Mon
    04
    May
    2015
    Thu
    07
    May
    2015
  • Tue
    05
    May
    2015
    Tue
    19
    May
    2015
    1:00 pmMasonicare at Ashlar Village

    May 5th, 12th, 19th - 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

  • Wed
    20
    May
    2015
  • Fri
    19
    Jun
    2015
    Water's Edge Resort & Spa, Westbrook
  • Mon
    22
    Jun
    2015
    12:30 pmMasonicare at Ashlar Village, Wallingford

    Session – 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

  • Wed
    08
    Jul
    2015
    Masonicare at Ashlar Village, Wallingford
  • Fri
    11
    Sep
    2015

    Plan now to attend an informative program showcasing SSP's "preferred providers" of innovative, cost saving, commonly needed products and services. Learn more about how senior living and service organizations in CT are already benefiting from these unique offerings.

  • Sun
    13
    Sep
    2015
    Sat
    19
    Sep
    2015
  • Mon
    14
    Sep
    2015
    Wed
    16
    Sep
    2015
    multiple CT locations

    CALA/ISLE collaborate with the Alzheimer's Association to present The Community Caregiver Forum - multiple CT locations

  • Wed
    30
    Sep
    2015
  • Wed
    14
    Oct
    2015
    Masonicare at Ashlar Village, Wallingford
  • Lyman Orchards Golf Club, Middlefield, CT

    Click to download our brochure
    Due to inclement weather on Wednesday CALA’s Annual Golf outing will be moved to October 14, 2015. Please see attached brochure for detail of the event and registration form.

  • Tue
    10
    Nov
    2015
    Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Cromwell

    REGISTRATION: 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
    PROGRAM: 9:00 – 12:00 Noon
    (see details below)

    Faculty: Representatives of the CT Department of Public Health
    Moderator: Heather Berchem, Esq.

    This year’s session (REGISTRATION IS FROM 8:30-9:00, THE SESSION WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 9:00) will feature speakers from the Department of Public Health discussing current survey issues, interpretations of the regulations, the status of the Department’s criminal background check program, and responding to questions. Also included will be a summary of the types of complaints received by the Department regarding assisted living communities.

  • Mon
    23
    Nov
    2015
    Masonicare at Ashlar Village, Wallingford CT
  • Wed
    02
    Dec
    2015
  • Wed
    09
    Dec
    2015
    9:00 amMasonicare at Ashlar Village, Wallingford CT

    Registration 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
    Program 9:00 to Noon

    This seminar will be comprised of a panel discussion covering Dining, Resident Care and Nursing, Housekeeping and Maintenance and Overall Operations.
    Our Panel will share their Best Practices to protect and respond to outbreaks for your residents and employees.

    Attendance is a "must" for anyone who comes in contact with others within all communities!

  • Thu
    03
    Mar
    2016
  • 8:00 am - 430 pmCrowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Cromwell, CT.

    Register Today for CALA’s Chef’s Challenge

    Come join us as we celebrate our annual CALA Conference & Trade Show and Chef’s
    Challenge on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
    in Cromwell, CT.

    The Chef’s Challenge food competition is designed to showcase food products and creative
    applications in a meal. It is an opportunity for local senior living providers to showcase
    their talents and gain exposure for their communities.

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

  • Wed
    23
    Mar
    2016
    Thu
    24
    Mar
    2016
  • Tue
    12
    Apr
    2016
    Tue
    17
    May
    2016
    Masonicare at Ashlar Village, Wallingford

    Tuesdays, April 12-May 17, 2016
    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OUR COURSE INFORMATION

  • Wed
    27
    Apr
    2016
    12:00 pmWesley Heights, Wesley Village Campus

    Let’s Celebrate our Outstanding Residents!

    Join Us for CALA’s 1st Annual Resident Accomplishment Awards

    April 27, 2016 - Lunch and Awards 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Wesley Heights, Wesley Village Campus, 580 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484

    Come for an afternoon of recognition, fun and laughter!

    • Celebrate the reason we all come to work each day - Our Residents!
    • Acknowledge the outstanding lives & contributions of our Residents
    • Meet, mingle and learn from the stories of Residents from communities across the State!

    The Resident Accomplishment Award Nomination form and registration form are attached.

    For more information or to register, please contact Abby at abby@ctassistedliving.com or Chris Carter at cpcarter@ctassistedliving.com or 860 434 5760.

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD NOMINATION FORM

  • Mon
    09
    May
    2016
    Thu
    12
    May
    2016
  • Fri
    17
    Jun
    2016
  • Sun
    11
    Sep
    2016
    The Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville

    Sunday, September 11, 2016 - The Hartford Courant Transitions Senior Living Expo, The Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville - www.transitionsct.com

  • Sun
    11
    Sep
    2016
    Sat
    17
    Sep
    2016

    September 11-17, 2016 - National Assisted Living Week - "Keep Connected" - www.ahcancal.org/ncal/events/nalw

  • Tue
    20
    Sep
    2016
    Wed
    21
    Sep
    2016
    Washington, DC

    September 20-21, 2016 - 2016 Argentum Public Policy Institute & Fly In, Washington, DC

  • Fri
    23
    Sep
    2016
    Masonicare at Ashlar Village, Wallingford

    Friday, September 23, 2016 CALA's "Hot Topics in Assisted Living: Abuse Policies ‎and Investigations, Medication Assistance and Storage of Controlled Medications" seminar, Masonicare at Ashlar Village, Wallingford.

    Registration 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
    Program 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

    This timely seminar presented by expert faculty will discuss and provide professionals in the field of senior living and aging services valuable information including but not limited to the following:

    • Understanding when to report abuse, to whom and what to include
    • Recommended language for abuse policies
    • Effective responses to allegations of abuse
    • How to conduct an effective investigation
    • The do’s and don’ts of documenting your investigation
    • Best practices for managing complaints
    • Proper storage and accounting of medications
    • Medication assistance: understanding what staff can and can’t do
    • Preventing and responding to possible drug diversions

    Program Faculty:
    Heather O. Berchem, Esq., Partner, Murtha Cullina LLP
    Jo Anne Kuncas, MS, RN, BC, CMC, Cedar Mountain Commons

    Attendance is a "must" for Executive Directors, RN Supervisors, Operations Managers, and Regional Managers.

    PLAN NOW TO ATTEND!  SEND YOUR REGISTRATION FORM IN ASAP.  THIS SEMINAR MAY BE OVERSUBSCRIBED. REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE ORDER RECEIVED.

  • Wed
    28
    Sep
    2016
    Lyman Orchards Golf Course, Middlefield

    Join us!
    Wednesday, September 28th
    Lyman Orchards
    Robert Trent Jones Signature Course

    Program
    11:45 Registration and Lunch
    1:00 Shotgun
    6:30 Cocktails, Dinner & Raffle Prizes

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OUR BROCHURE

    CLICK TO LEARN MORE

  • Fri
    07
    Oct
    2016
    8;30 AMMasonicare at Ashlar Village, 74 Cheshire Road, Wallingford

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    1. a repetition of sound produced by the reflection of sound waves.
    2. a sound heard again near its source after being reflected.
    3. any repetition or close imitation, as of the ideas or opinions of another.
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    5. a lingering trace or effect.

    Join us!
    Friday, October 7, 2016
    Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 am
    Program: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Masonicare at Ashlar Village, 74 Cheshire Road, Wallingford

     

    Registration fee of $40, payable to Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut.
    To register, go to www.alz.org/CT or call 860-828-2828. Please register by October 3.
    For more information, call 888-679-9997 or visit www.masonicare.org

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    Kelly Papa, MSN, RN is Corporate Director of Learning at Masonicare. She has researched, published and presented on topics including building learning organizations, creativity in staff development, person-centered care, dementia care, leading change and leadership development. In 2013 Kelly chaired the Workforce Development Committee for the State of CT Task Force on AD and Dementia.

    Pamela Atwood, MA, CDP, CADDCT, CLL is a gerontologist and Certified Dementia Practitioner. She is Director of Dementia Care Services at Hebrew HealthCare in West Hartford and founder of Aging Care Academy. She loves teaching, laughing, learning and finding ways for individuals and families to live better with dementia. She is a certified Dementia Practitioner, a Dementia Capable Care Provider and a (seriously) Certified Laughter Leader.

    Carolyn DeRocco is Vice President of Programs and Education at the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter. She is a member of the WCAAA advisory council and a member of the Connecticut Geriatric Society. She has over 20 years’ experience as a Therapeutic Recreation Director and a support group leader working with individuals diagnosed with dementia and their caregivers.

    Erica DeFrancesco, MS, OTR/L is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University. Her areas of expertise include geriatrics and mental health. She consults with local nursing homes to improve care provided to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias.

    Donna Fedus, MA is a gerontologist and founder of Borrow My Glasses® which focuses on “Aging and Caregiving from a New Perspective.” With a Master’s degree in Social Gerontology from the University of Pennsylvania and a passion for dementia care, Donna has worked with and on behalf of older adults for 25 years as a gerontologist, trainer, community educator, organizational consultant, program developer and caregiver coach.

    Kerry Mills, MPA, is the founder and president of Engaging Alzheimer’s LLC. She has had many opportunities to share her expertise and vision here in the U.S. as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and China. She co-authored I Care – A Handbook for Care Partners of People with Dementia and most recently authored Serving Residents with Dementia: Transformative Care Strategies for Assisted Living Providers.

    Henry Schneiderman, MD is the Palliative Care Physician Champion at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He has practiced and taught geriatrics since 1990, on a background of anatomic pathology and internal medicine. He has also taught seminars in poetry and in literature and medicine, often in tandem with his wife, to medical students, nursing home residents, and pharmacists among others.

    Ronald Schwartz, MD, FACP, is Medical Director at Masonicare Health Center and Director of Hospice and Palliative Care Services for Masonicare. Board-certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative care medicine, he joined Masonicare in 1995.

    Geri Taylor, MPH, RN is a member of the 2016 Alzheimer’s Association National Early-Stage Advisory Group. She is a Registered Nurse with a Master’s in Public Health and 45 years’ working experience as a public health nurse, hospital executive and published researcher. Geri was featured in the New York Times cover story this past May titled Fraying at the Edges.

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  • Mon
    07
    Nov
    2016
    8:30 a.m.-12:00 Noon Cromwell Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
  • Wed
    07
    Dec
    2016
  • Tue
    07
    Feb
    2017
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 NoonMasonicare at Ashlar Village

    CALA Presents Care Coordination: Assisted Living, Home Health and Hospice Providers
    Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Masonicare at Ashlar Village
    Cheshire Road
    Wallingford, CT 06492
    Registration: 8:30 a.m.
    Program: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

    At CALA's Annual DPH Regulatory Update held on November 7, 2016, the subject of a need for enhanced care coordination between ALSA's and home health and hospice providers was discussed. To that end, CALA is collaborating with the CT Association for Healthcare at Home to present this seminar.

    Heather Berchem, Esq., Murtha Cullina LLP will moderate a panel discussion of Assisted Living, Home Health, and Hospice providers

    • Learn ways to optimize care coordination across provider types while maintaining regulatory compliance
    • Address complicated care scenarios using examples offered by the panel and participants

    PLAN NOW TO ATTEND!  SEND YOUR REGISTRATION FORM IN ASAP.  THIS SEMINAR MAY BE OVERSUBSCRIBED.
    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

  • 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

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

    CALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM

    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.

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE AND REGISTRATION FORM

    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.

  • Wed
    22
    Mar
    2017
    Thu
    23
    Mar
    2017
  • Tue
    11
    Apr
    2017
    Tue
    16
    May
    2017
    Masonicare at Ashlar Village, Wallingford

    Tuesdays

  • Fri
    28
    Apr
    2017
    12:00 pmThe Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville

    Friday, April 28, 2017 - CALA's 2nd Annual Resident Accomplishment Awards, The Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville
    (April 28 12 Noon-2:00 p.m.).

  • Mon
    01
    May
    2017
    Wed
    03
    May
    2017
  • Fri
    23
    Jun
    2017
    8:30 amThe Water's Edge Resort & Spa, Westbrook

    Friday, June 23, 2017 - CALA's Annual Outstanding Resident Service Awards, The Water's Edge Resort & Spa, Westbrook

  • Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017
    Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017

    “Family is Forever” as this year’s theme for National Assisted Living Week.

    ​Established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995, National Assisted Living Week® provides a unique opportunity for residents, their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding communities to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. The annual observance encourages assisted living communities around the country to offer a variety of events and activities to celebrate the individuals they serve, as well as to help educate members of the public about this distinctive aspect of long term care.

  • Wed
    20
    Sep
    2017
  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017
  • Sat
    07
    Oct
    2017
    TBASheraton Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill

    Saturday, October 7, 2017 - The Hartford Courant Transitions Senior Living Expo, Sheraton Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill

  • Mon
    13
    Nov
    2017
    TBARadisson Cromwell

    Radisson Cromwell (2017 CALA members are invited to attend)

  • Wed
    06
    Dec
    2017
  • Thu
    25
    Jan
    2018
    Masonicare at Ashlar Village, Wallingford

    Hot Topics in Assisted Living: Client Service Plans, Investigations, Negotiated Risk Agreements, and Responding to Potential Drug Diversions

  • Thu
    08
    Mar
    2018
    REVISED SCHEDULERadisson Hotel & Conference Center, Cromwell
  • Thu
    15
    Mar
    2018
    8:00 am - 10 amLegislative Office Building, Hartford

    The Connecticut Assisted Living Association cordially invites you to an informal legislative breakfast to provide you an update on Assisted Living in Connecticut and to facilitate the exchange of thoughts and ideas with those forming public policy at the state level. RSVP to Christopher Carter, President 860-434-5760 cpcarter@ctassistedliving.com

  • Mon
    19
    Mar
    2018
    Tue
    20
    Mar
    2018
    Water’s Edge Resort & Spa, Westbrook

    CLICK FOR COURSE BROCHURE

  • Thu
    05
    Apr
    2018
  • Mon
    14
    May
    2018
    Wed
    16
    May
    2018
  • Fri
    08
    Jun
    2018
    Water’s Edge Resort & Spa, Westbrook

    8:30 – 9:00 AM REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
    9:00 – 11:30 AM PROGRAM
    12 NOON LUNCH & PRESENTATION OF RESIDENT SERVICE AWARDS

    CALA Presents nationally recognized motivational speaker and business coach, Clay Staires and his program entitled
    Stay Connected to Your Passion.

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD FULL BROCHURE

  • Sun
    09
    Sep
    2018
    Sat
    15
    Sep
    2018
  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018
    Lyman Orchards Golf Course, Middlefield

    For more information contact: Linda Tamasi at (203) 679-6403 or Chris Carter at (860) 434-5760.

    CALLING ALL CALA MEMBERS, VENDORS & RESIDENTS
    Join us!
    Wednesday, October 10th
    Lyman Orchards
    Robert Trent Jones Signature Course

    Program
    11:45 Registration and Lunch
    1:00 Tee Off / Shotgun Start for all including
    9-hole option for residents who prefer
    to depart early.
    6:30 Cocktails, Dinner & Raffle Prizes
    Resident Participation Encouraged.
    9 or 18-hole option with 1 pm start time.

    Great discounts and prizes awarded for residents.
    Chair massages will be provided!
    Sponsorship opportunities listed inside.
    Soft Spikes and proper golf attire required.
    Individual golfers welcome.

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

     

  • Fri
    09
    Nov
    2018
  • Wed
    05
    Dec
    2018
  • Tue
    05
    Mar
    2019
    Wed
    06
    Mar
    2019
  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019
    Red Lion Hotel (formerly Radisson), Cromwell
  • Wed
    15
    May
    2019
    Fri
    17
    May
    2019

There is a 5-day cancellation policy for all CALA programs due to the nature of most of the venues with which we do business.