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Mass-ALA Excellence Awards Dinner
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Stay tuned for additional information on our Anniversary Awards Dinner!


To Purchase Tickets, click the link below

-Individual Tickets $135.00

-Gold Table (seats 10 people) $1,300


Each year Mass-ALA recognizes the best of the best in the assisted living industry at Mass-ALA's prestigious Excellence Awards dinner.

We are inviting Mass-ALA members to nominate their exceptional colleagues, volunteers and residents for an Excellence Award.

All nominations must be received no later than March 6, 2020.

Make sure to purchase a ticket for yourself & your nominee!

Nominations Process

- To nominate someone you work with that you feel goes well above and beyond their job description, please click on the nomination category link below.

- When submitting your nomination, be as descriptive as possible. In a few sentences (no more than 5), highlight what truly makes this individual an exceptional employee at your community.

2020 Awards Categories

Lifetime Achievement

Program Innovation

Resident Spirit

Sales and Marketing


Employee Leadership

Executive Director

Facilities or Maintenance Services

Care & Wellness Services

Dining Services

Activities Services


If you should have any questions please contact Martha Chamberlin, at 781-622-5999 ext. 110, or

All members and residents are invited to attend this wonderful celebration to honor those who make a big difference in the lives of our seniors. 

Have a wonderful day and thank you for all you do, we truly appreciate it!




 2019 Awards Recap

Mass-ALA would like to thank you for attending our 2019 Excellence Awards Dinner, Senior Living in Full Bloom.

The Excellence Awards Dinner is a special evening to celebrate all those in assisted living who work tirelessly to better the lives of seniors each day. We hope that you enjoyed the evening as much as we did. To be nominated as an outstanding representative of what is undoubtedly an exemplary caring workforce is, itself, a significant achievement and one to be celebrated.

We appreciate all your commitment and dedication to your co-workers, your residents and their families, you are, an individual who goes above and beyond their job duty to better the lives of everyone around you, and in particular, the seniors you serve. May you always continue to deliver the same high standard of service and care in whatever role you play in the lives of assisted living residents.

An exciting addition to the 2019 Awards was, Tom Grape, Benchmark Founder, Chairman and CEO, Honored with Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. “Tom has been instrumental in founding, shaping, and growing the assisted living industry in Massachusetts and nationwide, enriching the lives of seniors and creating an overwhelmingly positive economic impact,” said Brian Doherty, president & CEO of Mass-ALA. “He is widely recognized as one of the most influential executives in the industry today. Mass-ALA is proud to honor Tom’s many achievements and contributions with our first Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Watch the Awards acceptance here. 

Congratulations again to all the nominees and winners. You are ALL winners in our eyes and we thank you for your continued dedication to the senior living industry. 

2019 Awards Winner Press Releases

Contact Us

465 Waverley Oaks Road Suite 300
Waltham, MA 02452
Phone: 781-622-5999
Fax: 781-6225979