In Recognition of CALA's 25th Anniversary,
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Help us celebrate our chefs and honor our local community heroes this year during the CALAbration Virtual Conference! 

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As many of you know, we have chosen to postpone our annual Chef’s Challenge this year since we cannot be together in person. However, we still believe celebrating our community chefs and those behind
the scenes in the kitchen is vital – now more than ever – and we
need your help!

To participate, send us the name of your Community and your favorite Chef, as well as their photo. Include a picture of their signature dish with a few sentences explaining what makes their impact on your community so special. Since we can’t be together to sample their signature dishes in person, let’s honor our culinary teams by showcasing their delicious creations onscreen!

Within every Community, there are individuals who go above and beyond to improve, uplift and enrich the lives of others.  Whether through acts of kindness, the ability to bring laughter through protective masks, or simply being present with a caring attitude, these individuals make the community better for all.

Help us honor these special individuals by submitting the name of your Community, your hero’s name, and two of your favorite photos with detailed captions.  We will compile all of the photos submitted and share a special video with you at the conclusion of our CALAbration!

**Submissions for the Chefabration and Community Heroes Salute are due by: Tuesday – November 3rd @ 5:00PM**

Join Us Each Tuesday

12:00-1:00 pm

CALA’s 25th Anniversary Conference & Trade Show is transitioning to a virtual event:  CALAbration!

October 6th – 11:00-1:00
Keynote & Conference Kickoff!

Oct 13th, 20th, 27, Nov 3rd & 10th will feature top industry topic presentations from Noon – 1:00 each Tuesday

Virtual Tradeshow will be open Oct 6-Nov 10.  A new group of exhibitors will be featured each week.

Click here for all the details on CALAbration!

CALAbration Session 4: Tuesday October 27 at 12:00 Virtual Socialization and Entertainment for Seniors with Professional Performers

Kristina Hanford, Co-Founder and COO of Virtual Seniors Connection

David Reilly, Chief Strategy Officer for Virtual Seniors Connection 

Kristina and David will take you through their story of a how their team of professional performers from Broadway and Beyond remotely engage with and entertain seniors in order to enhance socialization, cognitive stimulation and opportunities for reminiscing and nostalgia.


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.

member spotlight

CALA is pleased to present our new members spotlight – an exclusive member feature designed to inform consumers about senior living and aging services providers in Connecticut.

Biweekly throughout 2020, we will showcase 10 different CALA members to be displayed in our Member Spotlight, honoring their efforts to lead senior living.

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