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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. Nominations are open to members and non-members of Argentum. Read the FAQs.

The 2021 nomination period is closed.

2021 Senior Living by Design Report

Packed with photos and information on design trends for communities of all sizes and locations, the 2021 Argentum Design Report features the annual Argentum Senior Living by Design Awards honorees and nominees.

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 issue of Senior Living Executive magazine. Nominations are open to all Argentum Member companies.

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The 2021 nomination period is closed.


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


HHHunt / Spring Arbor Again Named One of America’s Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces

RICHMOND, Va.—HHHunt, parent company of Spring Arbor Senior Living and a diversified regional leader in real estate development, building and management for 55 years, announces that it has been named among the top 100 adoption-friendly workplaces in the United States and second within the real estate industry by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. This…


NCALA President and CEO Frances Messer Receives Governor’s Highest Honor

RALEIGH, N.C.—North Carolina Assisted Living Association (NCALA) president and CEO Frances Messer has been awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest award for state service granted by the state’s Office of the Governor. Messer has a long history in health care service, beginning from her roots in the mountains of North Carolina,…

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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…

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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…

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