It was wonderful getting back to some old-fashioned, in-person networking this spring! After years of virtual breakout rooms and only knowing your peers through a camera lens, getting together for an evening felt like a breath of fresh air. We were so pleased to see many of our members and business partners in attendance and enjoyed getting to know you over food and drinks. If you were able to join us for our first Assisted Living Networking Night on April 25 at the City Street restaurant in Waltham, thank you again for coming, and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
Making real, meaningful connections with other assisted living professionals and business partners is an important driver of professional and business outcomes. Talking with different communities can enlighten and educate members on critical trends in assisted living. Engaging with new business contacts can also be vital to a community for times when they’re in need of specific goods or services. Mass-ALA is excited to continue providing spaces for our members to come together and really get the most value of our robust membership network.
We saw at our April Assisted Living Networking Night just how anxious we all are to get back together in person again. Members seemed to jump at the opportunity to get together. We saw over forty people in attendance at our local event, a higher turnout than anticipated, making it clear just how much people value face-to-face opportunities like this.
Want to get more involved in the network? Keep an eye out for another in-person networking opportunity later this year! In addition to these free networking events, we encourage you to check out any of our upcoming virtual Members/Business Partners Connections meetings and other in-person educational and ceremonial events. This includes our Regulations Training on June 13, Annual Excellence Awards Dinner on August 2, and Annual Conference & Tradeshow on November 2. Finally, we encourage all our assisted living members to participate in a committee (Education or Resident Care) that not only connects you with your peers, but also helps guide and drive Mass-ALA’s efforts. Please reach out to me if you would like to participate on a committee.
Assisted Living Communities Updates
Thank you again for sharing what’s been going on at your communities this spring! It’s always wonderful to welcome the warm weather with some fun activities and celebrations – and please keep on sharing!
Goddard House had a great time visiting Arnold Arboretum to see the lilacs bloom. They also spent time making jewelry to donate to the Children’s Hospital – it came out great!
Our assisted living provider members are certified assisted living residences in the state of Massachusetts.
Welcome to our newest business partners!
Our business partners provide a wide range of services and products to help assisted living communities in areas such as care management and operational support, payroll and HR solutions, and commercial cleaning services.
- AlliantGroup – helping American businesses overcome the challenges of today to prepare for the world of the 22nd Century and beyond.
- BUKI – committed to helping seniors stay safe through innovative 2-directional Bluetooth technology software.
- Famileo – The family newspaper loved by grandparents!
- Marcum – provides a full spectrum of tax, accounting, risk management, technology consulting and other specialty services.
- Nature Connection – our mission is to improve the wellbeing of individuals and communities through therapeutic use of nature.
- Your Best Support Home Health Care – an in-home service provider dedicated to helping individuals lead dignified, independent lifestyles in the comfort and safety of their own homes.
Don’t forget about this free member benefit to help you attract great candidates to your community! Make sure to share your job postings on our Job Board, which can be found on the Members Only page of our website. Once you have logged in, click on the Career Center link at the top of the page and follow the directions to post a job at your community. If you need assistance with logging in or posting your job, give me a call at 781-622-5999, ext. 110. All jobs that are posted on our Job Board can be viewed by all job seekers by simply going to our website and clicking on Career Search at the top of the home page on our website, mass-ala.org.
All of us at Mass-ALA thank you for all you do and your membership with Mass-ALA. I look forward to working with you all!
Manager of Member Engagement and Business Development
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