Share Your Expertise & Insights!     For Senior Living operators, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way they provide care and services to residents and their families, as well as the manner in which they lead their teams and conduct business and daily operations. Through it all, their commitment to the safety and well-being of everyone involved, while supporting the highest quality of life possible for residents has remained steady and strong.

As CALA looks to build educational programs in 2022 that provide helpful insights, best practices and lessons learned – with an eye toward navigating the present while holding a vision for the future – we invite you to consider submitting a proposal. Whether you’re from within or outside the profession, the possibilities for learning transfer and engagement are endless: from wellness to technology, resident and dementia care, leadership development, marketing, legal and regulatory considerations, business practices and more.

If you’re interested in sharing your expertise and insights by presenting an engaging, interactive learning session with practical, ready-to-use take-aways, please take a moment to explore the Submission Guidelines and consider how spending a little time with us is a win-win proposition. Submit a proposal today!

 Proposal Deadline: January 12, 2022   At this time, CALA is seeking proposals for these conferences: Spring (Northern California): June 6 – 8, 2022 Fall (Southern California): November 7 – 9, 2022  

Submit a Proposal  

Contact: Jan Trifiro
Vice President of Workforce & Professional Development
(916) 448-1900 /
The California Assisted Living Association (CALA) is the only association solely representing the state’s Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, which encompass Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Continuing Care Retirement Communities. CALA represents approximately 670 providers and 150 associated businesses and provides leadership through advocacy efforts and education to support providers in their efforts to offer the highest quality programs and services to their residents. Members range from small independently operated communities to large multi-national organizations.  

Fall 2021 Showcase

Showcase Overview 

The California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics (CCGG) will be hosting a Fall Showcase that gives an opportunity for students, faculty, and the greater community to share their work and research with the larger CCGG community. The spring and fall showcases provide a wonderful forum to connect and learn about the work that our colleagues are doing. It is also great for presenters to be able to share their information with a smaller, highly engaged audience.  

December 2  from 9:00-11:00am and will be held via Zoom video conferencing.  Please mark your calendar to join us even if you are not interested in presenting your research/work. 

Students, faculty members, service providers in aging, and all others working in gerontology, geriatrics, and older adult programs throughout the state of California are invited to apply. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the Fall Showcase, please see the “Presenter Information” below. Attendees will be voting on presentation award(s) for the “Best in Show” with an award for the winner! 

Presenter Information

CCGG is currently seeking abstracts for short virtual presentations on recent research. You will have 10 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A. Presentations will occur over Zoom, and presenters may create 6-7 PPT slides or a poster to share during their presentation. The PPT slides or poster will be submitted online 1 week in advance of the Showcase.

Prepare the following before you enter the submission survey:

1. Presentation Title

2. Primary Author/Presenter (Name, Degree, Institutional Affiliation, Email, Phone Number)

3. Co-Authors (Name, Degree, Institutional Affiliation, Email Address)

4. Abstract* (250 words or less)

  • Background
  • Objective(s)
  • Methodology 
  • Results / Analysis
  • Conclusions / Implications 

Proposal Process/Notification of Acceptance

We welcome abstracts which examine a variety of gerontology and geriatric issues such as housing/lack of housing, scientific, education, social justice, workforce development, policy, and advocacy issues in the field of aging.  

When you are ready to submit your proposal, visit the submission site:

The deadline of submission is 10/15/2021.
We will notify our decision via email by no later than 11/1/2021.

Accepted presenters will be asked to provide their presentation slides by 11/19/2021

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