ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) has announced the winners of the ALFA 2012 Hero Awards, which honor extraordinary individuals who serve older adults in senior living communities. Five heroes were chosen as representatives and role models for the tens of thousands of senior living community professionals. The winners will be honored today at COMMUNITY 2012, the ALFA Conference and Expo.
Today’s conference program features Angels Among Us: A Celebration of
Heroes in Senior Living. During this luncheon, the five ALFA Hero
Award winners will be recognized for championing quality of life for the
residents they serve and their embrace of the resident-centered
philosophy of senior living.
The 2012 ALFA Hero Award winners are:
Ijeoma Egerue of Millcroft
A Five Star Senior Living community located in Newark, Delaware
Andre Henderson of Legend
at Jefferson's Garden
A Legend Senior Living community located in Edmond, Oklahoma
Obdulia Hernandez of Lake
A Senior Lifestyle Corporation community located in Lake Barrington, Illinois
Jackie Robertson of Emeritus
at Sugar Land
An Emeritus Senior Living community located in Sugar Land, Texas
“The 2012 ALFA Hero Award winners are exemplars of the great work done every day in senior living communities across the country,” said Richard P. Grimes, President and CEO of ALFA. “Their dedication and passion for serving seniors are the reasons more older adults choose to call senior living communities their home.”
ALFA also recognized a number of individuals as the ALFA 2012 Champions of Senior Living. More information about the ALFA Hero Awards and the ALFA Champions of Senior Living is available at www.alfa.org/hero.
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally-managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve. Since 1990, ALFA has advocated for choice, accessibility, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all seniors. ALFA’s programs promote business and operational excellence through education, research, publications, professional networking and online tools designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurism in the field of senior living. Visit ALFA’s Web site at www.alfa.org.