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Recognition Programs

Senior Living Leaders Under 40

Emerging visionaries and thought leaders will be considered for: leading and implementing programs to advance senior living initiatives; working to advance meaningful public policy on behalf of senior living providers and those they serve; taking opportunities to educate the public on the “heart” of senior living; and/or involved with science or academia that is advancing the gerontological field.

This recognition program is open to members and nonmembers of Argentum. Both self-nominations and nominations on behalf of another individual will be accepted.  Those selected for recognition will be featured in Senior Living Executive magazine and will be acknowledged at the Senior Living Executive Conference. Learn more about the 2019 Senior Living Leaders Under 40.

Awards for Senior Living Companies

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 programs and initiatives advancing excellence in senior living by addressing solutions for resident & family engagement, sales & marketing, sustainability & environmental design, resident health & wellness, human resources & organizational development, and technology & innovation. Winners receive a company program or service profile in Senior Living Executive magazine. Learn more about the 2018 Best of the Best winners

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 Senior Living by Design Award winners are published annually in Senior Living Executive magazine. Nominations are open to members and non-members of Argentum. See the 2018 Senior Living by Design winners.

Awards for Senior Living Professionals

Hero Awards

The Argentum Hero Awards recognize individuals who are ideal representatives of the hundreds of thousands of people serving in the senior living field. Nominated by regional/company executives and executive directors of senior living communities, these individuals represent the highest levels of excellence, caring and dedication in senior living. Recipients are recognized annually at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference.

A special award category, Hero Award for Leadership in the Face of a Natural Disaster, was first introduced in 2018 and recognizes an individual who demonstrated courage, valor, and clear-thinking during a natural disaster. Learn more about the 2018 Hero Awards recipients.

Senior Living Community Leadership Award

The Argentum Senior Living Community Leadership Award recognizes Executive Directors for exemplary leadership in senior living community management. The Executive Director is responsible for providing overall leadership in the day-to-day operation of a senior living community and charged with maintaining staff, resident and family engagement in addition to budget adherence and regulatory compliance. A recipient is recognized annually at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference. Learn more about the 2018 Senior Living Community Leadership Award recipient.


See the 2018 Hero and Senior Living Community Leadership videos.

Awards News

Press Release

Argentum Honors 2019 Awards Recipients

(Alexandria, Va.)—This week, Argentum recognized extraordinary senior living employees and innovative programs at the 2019 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The Argentum Hero Awards and Argentum Senior Living Community Leadership Award honor employees who represent the highest levels of excellence, caring, and dedication across the industry. Kim Campbell, an advocate for…

Press Release

New Women in Leadership Initiative Guides Argentum’s Focus on Leadership Development

(Alexandria, Va.)—A new Women in Leadership initiative is serving as a focal point at the 2019 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference, which kicked off today in San Antonio, Texas. The initiative, first announced in October 2018, is designed to celebrate the contributions women have made to the senior living industry and to create a pathway…

Magazine Article

Showcasing the 2019 Argentum Best of the Best Award Winners

Human connection has emerged as the common theme of this year’s Argentum Best of the Best award winners. By offering empathy to adult children, fostering bonds between residents and their peers, including young people in community activities, and inviting residents to plan their own programming, these four providers are bringing people together in new ways.…

Magazine Article

Recognizing the 2019 Senior Living Leaders Under 40

At Argentum, we are impressed with the talent, skills, and dedication of the young leaders nominated for our Senior Living Leaders Under 40 recognition program. This year our nominees included entrepreneurs, fast-track executives, and innovators whose achievements go beyond their years. As busy as they are, each of these individuals makes time to give back…

Press Release

Argentum Receives Certification as a Great Place to Work

(Alexandria, Va.) — Argentum, a national association dedicated to supporting senior living providers, is pleased to announce that the organization was recently certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. Argentum earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. “It is exciting to…

Magazine Article

The Rise of Sophisticated Designs

As more senior living projects are built in densely populated areas, a sophisticated and more urban approach to design has emerged. This year’s five Senior Living by Design winners showcase the latest best-in-class architecture that thoughtfully makes the most efficient use of space. Many of the designs echo the vertical elements of city life while…

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