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Cedar Mountain Commons Masterpieces and Mimosas Art Show

Embracing a newfound hobby and exploring their artistic abilities, seniors at Cedar Mountain Commons , a Hartford Healthcare community, hosted their seventh art show, Masterpieces and Mimosas. A six-month preparation that took the audience by storm was held on August 16. Debra Labbe, Activities Director, Cedar Mountain Commons, encouraged all residents to join the Great …

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Member Spotlight: Bridges by EPOCH at Norwalk

At the Bridges® by EPOCH at Norwalk, the entire team gets to know each resident on a personal level – learning their life stories, passions, likes, dislikes and cherished memories. They provide a full, enriching experience through meaningful engagement that is designed to spark joy. The Bridges® approach is designed exclusively to enhance dignity and fulfillment in …

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Member Spotlight: Brighton Gardens of Stamford

Brighton Gardens of Stamford, CT offers their residents seasoned experience in all levels of assisted living care. Their community is on the cutting-edge of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease care. They offer three resident nurses seven days a week and twenty-four hour LPN nursing support. Additionally, they offer services through Health Pro Physical Therapy, Specialized LSVT Therapy, and …

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Resident Service Award Winners Highlighted by CALA

On Friday, June 17th, The Connecticut Assisted Living Association hosted the Annual Outstanding Resident Service Awards. The presentation was highlighted by keynote speaker, Dennis McIntee, a renowned speaker, coach, and author, who addressed the audience with an engaging session. Following the motivational program, the live award ceremony took place recognizing the employees who have been selected for their …

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CALA Member Jane Whipple Honored with Argentum Hero Award

In May, CALA member Academy Point at Mystic, A Benchmark Senior Living community, had their Receptionist Jane Whipple selected as a recipient of an Argentum “Hero” Award. Jane was recognized at the 2022 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center. On hand to issue the award was Argentum President and …

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Chefs Highlight CALA’s 27th Annual Conference and Trade Show

On Friday, April 1, 2022, the Connecticut Assisted Living Association hosted its 27th Annual Conference and Trade Show at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT. During the event, the CALA Chef Challenge took place in the exhibitor hall, where CALA member community chef’s showed off their skills and competed against one another amongst the crowd. The Conference …

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CALA Chef Challenge Award Winners Recognized

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, the Connecticut Assisted Living Association hosted its 26th Annual Conference and Trade Show at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT. During the event, the CALA Chef Challenge took place in the exhibitor hall, where CALA member community chef’s showed off their skills and competed against one another amongst the crowd. All conference …

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CALA Issues 2021 Outstanding Resident Service Awards

On Friday, June 11th, 2021, The Connecticut Assisted Living Association hosted the Annual Outstanding Resident Service Awards. The presentation was highlighted by nationally recognized speaker, Jessica Rector, who addressed the audience with an engaging and motivating session. Following the motivational program, the live award ceremony took place recognizing the employees who have been selected for …

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CALA Member Spotlight: Elmbrook Village’s Alison Watrous

The Connecticut Assisted Living Association would like to recognize one of our outstanding members, Alison Watrous. Alison currently serves as the Resident Care Director and Certified Dementia Practitioner at Elmbrook Village at Bozrah. Alison has been working in the health care industry for over 35 year, starting as a nursing assistant while working her way to becoming a …

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CALA Hosts Successful Executive Director Certification Course

On April 19-20th, the Connecticut Assisted Living Association hosted their annual Executive Director Certification Course at Water’s Edge Resort & Spa in Westbrook, CT. The certification course offered attendees the chance to get ahead of the curve, implement best practices, network with peers, and set the standard in their respective communities. The course covered important …

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