|[March 12, 2014]
Third Annual Senior Living Art Showcase Opens for Submissions
ALEXANDRIA, Va. --(Business Wire)--
Living Federation of America (ALFA) in partnership with Sargent
Art is excited to launch the 3rd annual ALFA
2014 Senior Living Art Showcase, a competition recognizing the
tremendous talent of senior living residents and the powerful resident
activity programs at senior living communities across the country.
We encourage resident activity directors and executive directors to
unite residents in a creative group project to demonstrate the
"community" environment at their senior living residences.
"Art is a powerful tool for residents to enjoy, experience and share,"
says Sargent Art Program Manager Bhakti Oza. "It is vital that
communities incorporate programs that encourage artistic exploration. As
always, we are glad to bring our expertise of the medium to this
Each senior living community may submit one digital photograph of a
piece of artwork created by the joint effots of at least three residents.
Six communities that best engage residents in interpreting the 2014
theme, "It's the little things that matter most," will win art
parties and art supplies generously donated by multi-year showcase
sponsor, Sargent Art.
"Through ALFA's art showcase, we celebrate the many robust social
activities and engagement programs that maintain and improve the mental
and physical well-being of seniors," says Rick Grimes, ALFA president
and CEO. "Our members are dedicated to their residents, families and
team members and work tirelessly every day to provide an active and
engaging day in a safe, independent and life-enriching environment."
Digital artwork submissions will be accepted through April 11, 2014.
Images of entries best representing the theme will be uploaded onto ALFA's
Facebook page, where artists, their families and friends, as well as
the general public can "like" their work. These "likes" will count as
votes, and the top three works of art will be selected as Fan Favorite
winners. Three Grand Prize winners also will be chosen, based on
adherence to theme.
The winning artworks will be honored at the ALFA 2014 Conference & Expo,
May 19-22, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. To learn more about the ALFA Senior
Living Art Showcase, visit alfa.org/art.
For more information about the ALFA 2014 Conference & Expo, visit alfa.org/conference.
About Sargent Art
Sargent is the leading supplier of quality art materials to the
educational and retail markets throughout the United States. To ensure
that artists of all skill levels can safely enjoy creative art and
crafts activities, all products are certified non-toxic.
About ALFA - Creating the Future of Senior Living
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 website at www.alfa.org.
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