Thank you to our sponsors for supporting CALA's 28th Annual Conference & Trade Show in March 2023


CALA Chef Challenge 2023

CALA recently hosted its 28th Annual CALA Conference Chef Challenge, where chefs from CALA communities compete to be recognized for culinary excellence!

This year, Walter Parks, Jr. of Maplewood at Orange won in the Seafood category with cast iron, seared diver scallops on a bed of applewood smoked bacon and leeks topped with porcini mushrooms, asparagus tips, and covered in a white wine truffle reduction!

Mike Rock of The Village at Kensington won in the Meat category with pistachio crusted lamb chop featuring mint chimichurri, Robuchon potatoes, and roasted root vegetables!

Congratulations to everyone who participated!

CALA's Clean & Safe Certification

The COVID pandemic changed life dramatically for every senior living community.  CALA members have demonstrated excellence by providing the highest level of service to ensure the health and safety of residents and staff throughout this unprecedented time. CALA is honored to be leading the way for Connecticut’s senior living providers as we work together to overcome challenges and find new ways to bring solutions and joy to the hearts of those we serve.


CALA facilitated a network for mutual support and, as part of that effort, developed the CALA Clean & Safe Certification program which recognizes communities that are meeting and adhering to Clean & Safe guidelines for Cleaning Protocols,  Organization, Staff, and Resident Considerations.


For a full listing of the Senior Living Communities that have the Clean & Safe Certification please click below.

McLean is award the Purple Flag

Purple Flag for Dementia CareTM is an accreditation program developed to enhance the quality of services provided to individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease.

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