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Awards for Senior Living Companies

Senior Living By Design Awards

The Argentum Senior Living by Design Awards honor architects, design firms, and senior living providers that achieve innovative architecture in senior living communities. The 2021 Senior Living by Design Award winners will be featured in a NEW, dedicated Argentum report on senior living design. Nominations are open to members and non-members of Argentum. Read the FAQs.

The 2021 nomination period is closed.

Best of the Best Awards

The Argentum Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative new programs and services that are working to improve the future of senior living. Awards and recognition will focus on innovative programs, products, and services that solve a particular challenge or advance excellence in senior living. Winners are recognized annually at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference and in an upcoming issue of Senior Living Executive magazine. Nominations are open to all Argentum Member companies.

The 2021 nomination period is closed.

To acknowledge the extraordinary circumstances faced by the industry during the pandemic, the 2021 Best of the Best Awards will be presented to member companies that submit programs, products, or services related to COVID-19 mitigation and management that solve a challenge or advance excellence in senior living.

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Awards for Senior Living Professionals

Hero Awards & Senior Living Community Leadership Award

Traditionally, Argentum’s individual awards recognize individuals who are ideal representatives of the hundreds of thousands of people working in the senior living field. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Argentum is taking a different approach in 2021. We want to recognize all senior living leaders, professionals, and caregivers for their heroic work in caring for and protecting residents through the public health crisis:

Argentum will return to its traditional Hero Awards program in 2022 at the Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo in Minneapolis, May 16-18.

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Awards News

Press Release

Argentum Awards & Heroes Work Here Celebration Honors Caregivers, Innovators

(Alexandria, Va.)—Opening its 2021 Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo, Argentum honored those who care for older adults at the Argentum Awards and Heroes Work Here Celebration, presented by Benchmark, Monday, Sept. 13, in Phoenix, Ariz. Emceed by actress, author, and advocate Marcia Gay Harden, the program included a video tribute to the tremendous dedication…


Brightview Senior Living Named to the 2021 PEOPLE Companies that Care® List

BALTIMORE—Great Place to Work® and PEOPLE magazine have honored Brightview Senior Living as one of the 2021 PEOPLE Companies that Care® . This is Brightview Senior Living’s first time being named to the prestigious list, this year coming in at number 75. This list honors the top companies in the country that demonstrate respect for…


Benchmark’s Meadow Ridge Announces Annual Scholarship Fund Awardees

REDDING, Conn.—Meadow Ridge (, a Benchmark continuing care retirement community (CCRC), has announced the winners of its 2021 scholarship fund. A total of $135,000 has been distributed to 27 Meadow Ridge associates or their children to help them pursue degrees, certifications or further their studies at 18 different public and private educational institutions throughout New…

Press Release

Argentum Congratulates Companies Recognized as 2021 Best Workplaces for Aging Services

(Alexandria, Va.) – Argentum, a national association supporting senior living providers, congratulates its members named by the Great Place to Work® Institute as companies fostering high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Among the companies, Brightview Senior Living, based in Baltimore, Md., was rated No. 1 for the third consecutive year on the Fortune magazine Best Workplaces for Aging Services list.  Great Place to Work, a global research and…


Enseo Ranked 15 on Fast Company’s 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators List

PLANO, Texas—Enseo, the premier technology services provider offering solutions in hospitality, senior living, education, and healthcare, has ranked No. 15 on Fast Company’s 2021 Best Workplaces for Innovators List. The third annual list honors businesses and organizations that demonstrate a deep commitment to encouraging and creating cultures of innovation. Developed in collaboration with Accenture, the 2021 Best…


Benchmark’s Ridge Crest at Meadow Ridge Receives Center of Distinction Award

REDDING & FARMINGTON, Conn.—Meadow Ridge (, a Benchmark continuing care retirement community (CCRC), and Wound Care Specialists, LLC, Connecticut’s largest provider of post-acute and long-term care wound management services, today announced that Wound Care Specialists has awarded Ridge Crest at Meadow Ridge, the community’s skilled nursing and rehabilitation wing, with their Center of Distinction award.…

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