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Maplewood at Stony Hill Awarded CALA’s Third Purple Flag for Dementia Care Accreditation

On Thursday, July 29, The Connecticut Assisted Living Association recognized Maplewood at Stony Hill with the Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ accreditation at their community located in Bethel, Connecticut. This is the third accreditation CALA has awarded with the first being made to McLean in February of 2020 and the second being awarded to Masonicare at Ashlar Village this past February.  To achieve accreditation, Maplewood at Stony Hill underwent the rigorous application …

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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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CALA Member Spotlight: Maplewood’s Amy Silva-Magalhaes

The Connecticut Assisted Living Association would like to recognize one of our outstanding members, Amy Silva-Magalhaes. Amy currently serves as Senior Vice President of Community Operations at Maplewood Senior Living, the youngest person ever to serve in this role.  Amy is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. Following her undergraduate studies, she earned a …

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Masonicare’s “Ageless Living TV” Interviews CALA’s Christopher Carter About Purple Flag for Dementia Recognition Program (Video)

Masonicare at Ashlar Village recently received CALA’s second Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ distinction, and Sandy Potter and Michael Ell of Masonicare’s “Ageless Living TV,” recently sat down for a video interview with Christopher Carter, President of CALA, to discuss the growing Purple Flag program.  Carter was joined in the episode by Betty Brennan, and CALA Board Member and Purple Flag Governance Committee Chair, and Angela Christie, Director of Operations and Healthcare for Masonicare at …

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Masonicare at Ashlar Village Receives CALA’s Second Purple Flag for Dementia Care Accreditation

On Tuesday, February 23, The Connecticut Assisted Living Association recognized Masonicare at Ashlar Village with the Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ accreditation. This is the second accreditation award CALA has awarded with the first being made to McLean last February. Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ is an accreditation program developed to recognize excellence and drive continuous …

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CALA Launches Purple Flag for Dementia Care Website

This week, the Connecticut Assisted Living Association launched the website for Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ at the registered domain, PurpleFlag.org. Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ is an accreditation program developed to recognize excellence and drive continuous improvement in the quality of services delivered by providers and their staffs who care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s …

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CALA Launches “Clean & Safe” Certification

This January, the Connecticut Assisted Living Association launched it’s new CALA Clean & Safe Certified accreditation. The certification program is an opportunity for senior living providers to attest to adherence to the latest health guidelines and therefore gain recognition by CALA. CALA President Christopher Carter sees the certification as an added value to members. CALA …

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