Aspire: CALA’s 2016 Spring Conference & Trade Show

Last week, a record-breaking 750-plus members and supporters gathered together to Aspire to greatness—in professionalism, innovation, service and care.

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We Took a Deep Dive into Quality Care

Whether we were learning how to lead our team to excellence in Transforming What We Learn Into How We Lead or how to help our residents experience quality at the end of life in Conscious Dying: Candid Conversations, Critical Considerations, Monday’s intensive sessions gave us a deeper understanding of two critical components of providing quality care.

We Explored a Roadmap to the Future

Where are we going…both as professionals and as a model of care? During Monday’s keynote session, Leading Ahead of the Curve, Robert Tucker outlined a roadmap for business leaders who want to drive organic growth, differentiate products and services, and thrive amidst the chaos of industry disruption.

We Optimized Our Resident Experience

Assisted Living is all about serving the needs of the individual, and many of the concurrent sessions reflected that mission. From sessions on innovative dining experiences and exercises for Parkinson’s disease, to those that helped us understand the latest science behind dementia care and lighting for wellness, Tuesday and Wednesday were all about creating an optimal experience for each resident.

We Welcomed Student Leaders

We were so excited to have 24 recipients of CALA’s student scholarship joining us at the Conference & Trade Show. These student leaders, representing universities in both northern and southern California, were able to take advantage of the many educational and networking opportunities offered and learn more about Assisted Living as an exciting career option.

We Built Relationships and Networks

Whether we were networking with colleagues and exhibitors at the Wine Tasting and Trade Show Lunch, building connections during the educational sessions, or descending below the streets of Sacramento to dine together Tuesday night, we seized every opportunity to grow and strengthen our community of dedicated, caring Assisted Living professionals, and carry this aspirational spirit back to our communities and our residents.

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Many thanks to our conference and event sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, volunteers, CALA associate members, and the CALA Education Committee for their contributions to a great event!

Thank you to our Event Sponsors:

A-Z Bus Sales: Room Keys

Care and Compliance Group, Inc.: Computer Corner

Care West Insurance Company: Events App

Douglas Pancake Architects: Name Badges and On-Site Conference Program

Ecologically Sound Medical Services: 1st Cocktail, Tuesday Night Event

HPSI Purchasing Services: Lanyards

Propel Insurance: Tote Bags

Yardi Systems: Luncheon Speaker

Xfinity Communities: Monday Dessert Break

Want more first-rate educational and networking opportunities? Save the date for the 2016 Fall Conference & Trade Show: October 24-26 in Rancho Mirage, CA!


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