Thursday, March 21, 2024

The Aqua Turf Club

Keynote Speakers: Seth Herzog & Montgomery Frazier

Keynote Session Title: Finding Levity, Connection, and Services in the Midst of a Cyclone

Session Description: CALA is pleased to present a keynote panel discussion featuring two individuals of emotional resilience, self-care, and the power of humor and empathy in navigating the challenges of caregiving and crisis management.

The 2023 CALA Annual & Best Practice Awards were an incredible success!

Congratulations to our esteemed winners for their hand in helping CALA communities strive to provide the best in senior care. And of course, thank you to our members who attended CALA’s Annual Meeting, we hope to see you again next year! 

2023 Award Winners: 

  • 2023 CALA Humanitarian Award – Deborah Grace Astrom, Middlewoods of Farmington 
  • 2023 CALA Distinguished Service Award – Magdalena Canseco, Shady Oaks Assisted Living 
  • 2023 CALA Young Leader of the Year Award – Ellyn Gorman, Village at Kensington Place 
  • 2023 CALA Best Practices Award: Staff Recruitment & Retention – Waveny LifeCare Network 
  • 2023 CALA Best Practices Award: Managed Residential Services – Academy Point at Mystic 
  • 2023 CALA Best Practices Award: Resident Care – Maplewood at Stony Hill 

CALA's Annual Outstanding Resident Service Awards and
CALA's Annual Outstanding Resident Accomplishment Awards

Special Thanks to our Sponsor Murtha Cullina!

CALA is grateful to everyone who attended this year’s Outstanding Resident Service Awards! It was truly a successful day of networking, recognition, and laughter under the guidance of lecturer Joyce Saltman! We’d like to congratulate this year’s winners:
  • Cindy Tuttle, Academy Point, Mystic
  • Gary Seri, Bridges by Epoch of Trumbull
  • Edineia DaSilva, The Mews
  • Elizabeth Garcia, Crosby Commons
  • Valentine Anthony, Middlewoods of Newington
  • Joel Mathurin, Bridges by Epoch Norwalk
  • Kendreal McKoy, Bridges by Epoch Trumbull
  • Luis Acosta, Maplewood of Danbury
  • Renee DeMars, Masonicare of Mystic
  • Ricardo Saldana, The Towers at Tower Lane
  • Shesley Rodriguez, Chatham Place at Mary Wade
  • Andrew M., Masonicare at Mystic
  • Eileen B., Masonicare at Mystic
  • Arnold C., Aviva West Hartford
  • Marjorie W., Maplewood Stony Hill
  • Bunny L., Maplewood at Newtown
  • Gloria T., Maplewood at Newtown
  • Ovidio (Vidio) P., Bridges by Epoch at Trumbull
  • Anne S., Middlewoods of Farmington
  • Sue B., Masonicare at Ashlar Village Pond Ridge
  • Eleanora N., Middlewoods of Newington
  • Phyllis B., The Greens at Cannondale
  • Marilyn D., Chatham Place at Mary Wade

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.

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

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