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

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The 2019 Senior Living by Design Awards nomination period is July 15-September 20.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Awards News


Merrill Gardens Employee Awarded USC Scholarship Through CALA

Sacramento, CA – The California Assisted Living Association (CALA) announced today that Lauren Powell, Community Operations Director for Merrill Gardens LLC, is the recipient of a full scholarship to attend the University of Southern California’s (USC) Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Powell says, “We are at a pivotal point in the senior living field. The…


Vi Senor Living Named One of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Aging Services

CHICAGO, IL – For the second year in a row, Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have honored Vi Senior Living as one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Aging Services, ranking fifth on the list. The Best Workplaces for Aging Services is one of a series of rankings based on employee feedback from Great…


Benchmark Named One of the 50 Best Workplaces in Aging Services By Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Magazine

Waltham, Mass. – Benchmark, a human connection company and leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast, today announced that Great Place To Work and FORTUNE magazine have honored the company for the second year in a row as one of the Best Workplaces in Aging Services. Following extensive feedback by associates at all…

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Argentum Congratulates Companies Recognized as 2019 Best Workplaces in Aging Services

Alexandria, Va.—Argentum, a national association of senior living providers, congratulates its members named by the Great Place to Work® Institute as companies fostering high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Great Place to Work, a global research and analytics firm, identified 40 senior living providers on its second annual list of 50 senior care companies published today on…


HRA Executive Director Awarded Executive Director of the Year from Florida Senior Living Association

VERO BEACH, Fla. – Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA), a regional senior living development and management company based in Vero Beach, announces that Veronica Yestrumskas, Executive Director at HarborChase of Coral Springs, has been awarded Executive Director of the Year by Florida Senior Living Association. “Being recognized with this award indicates that intangible results are regarded…


Argentum Members Among Senior Living Communities Recognized as Best Place to Retire by Holleran

Holleran, the nation’s leading research firm specializing in senior living and community engagement, has announced the recipients of the Holleran Highest Honors  and Choice Community Awards for the first half of 2019. Holleran’s Highest Honors recognizes organizations with strong cultures of engagement. These providers have demonstrated a commitment to becoming the best place to retire…

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