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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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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


Conversion Logix Named Fifth Fastest-Growing Private Company in Washington State

BOTHELL, Wash.—Conversion Logix, a digital marketing and technology company, was named the fifth fastest-growing private company in the state of Washington in 2019. The announcement came at the Puget Sound Business Journal’s annual top 100 countdown of the state’s fastest-growing private companies. This is the sixth time that Conversion Logix has appeared on this list.…


Ventas CEO Debra A. Cafaro Named to Top 100 Best Performing CEOs by Harvard Business Review for Sixth Consecutive Year

CHICAGO—Debra A. Cafaro, chairman and CEO of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) has again been named as one of Harvard Business Review’s Top 100 Best Performing CEOs in the World. Ranked at #29, this is Cafaro’s sixth consecutive year and highest achieved placement on the list. She is one of only 14 global CEOs who have…


Belmont Village Senior Living’s Sadie Harness Named 2019 Outstanding Executive Director in Orange County

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.—Belmont Village Aliso Viejo’s executive director, Sadie Harness, was named Outstanding Executive Director at Meals on Wheels OC’s 2019 Senior Care Hero Awards™ in Anaheim on October 19.  The annual awards celebrate the unsung heroes in the senior industry, recognizing those in the community who embody the mission of Meals on Wheels OC…


Life Care Services Ranked Highest In Customer Satisfaction In J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Senior Living Study

DES MOINES, Iowa—Life Care Services, An LCS Company, announced it ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Senior Living Study, achieving the highest score in all seven study factors: resident services and activities; community staff; food and beverage; new resident orientation, resident cost; community and grounds; and resident apartment unit. Life…

Press Release

Argentum Receives 2019 MarCom Awards for Senior Living Executive Magazine

The awards program, sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, recognizes excellence in design and content.  (Alexandria, Va.) – Argentum has been recognized for creative communications excellence with three MarCom awards and one honorable mention for its bi-monthly print publication, Senior Living Executive magazine. The MarCom Awards, an international competition, is…


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…

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