ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) today announced that it is making substantial new investments in the executive education program for the ALFA 2013 Conference & Expo, May 6-9, 2013 in Charlotte, N.C. Executives serving in the field of senior living are invited to learn more and register for the event at www.alfa.org/conference.)--The
“A growing number of seniors and their families are turning to senior living communities for services, support and quality of life”
“A growing number of seniors and their families are turning to senior living communities for services, support and quality of life,” said Richard P. Grimes, president and CEO of the Assisted Living Federation of America. “As a result, more executives are needed to lead teams focused on providing high quality senior care and services. ALFA is well positioned in 2013 to address this challenge by doubling its commitment to executive development and facilitating world-class education sessions and peer to peer best practice sharing at the annual ALFA conference and expo.”
Executive-Level Education Focused on the Newest Topics and Trends in Senior Living
The ALFA 2013 Conference & Expo features more than 60 educational sessions, doubling the total number of sessions offered from last year. Each session explores one of nine topics or trends shaping the senior living business today and offers the newest information and practical content customized for company, regional and community senior living executives. Among the trends being explored are the increasing care needs of residents, impact of the Affordable Care Act, memory care programs and the integration of technology into senior living communities.
Introducing the Executive Director Leadership Institute at ALFA 2013
ALFA has partnered with the Erickson School for Aging Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County to curate the most advanced, four-day educational program exclusively for executives who manage a senior living community. The Executive Director Leadership Institute at ALFA 2013 offers a university-level curriculum over four days starting on May 6 that combines rigorous, graduate-level academic work with real world skills development. Community executives will leave energized and prepared to increase the contributions they make to their communities and companies. What’s more, community executives completing the program will earn 17 continuing education credits (pending approval) and a professional certificate from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
The Most Effective Way to Find Answers to Business Questions
More than 250 exhibitors will be on hand at the ALFA 2013 Expo to help executives solve their business challenges. The Expo at ALFA 2013 is one of the best ways to connect with companies ready to help with a project, program or new business opportunity. ALFA will host a variety of networking and learning experiences at The Expo to encourage more dialogue. The Expo will be open on Tuesday, May 7 from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and on Wednesday, May 8 from 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A list of exhibitors is found at www.alfa.org/conference.
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally-managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve. Since 1990, ALFA has advocated for choice, accessibility, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all seniors. ALFA’s programs promote business and operational excellence through education, research, publications, professional networking and online tools designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurism in the field of senior living. Visit ALFA’s Web site at www.alfa.org.