Benefits of Membership

Why Join?

CALA Mission






Who We Are

CALA is the “can do association” that is known for representing the Assisted Living Industry in Colorado. The association is committed to assisting, promoting, informing, educating and advocating on behalf of Assisted Living residences and professionals.

CALA is a Chapter Member of the Residential Assisted Living National Association.  

CALA Members receive a free Associate Membership to RALNA as well as discounts on their national conference and access to their group purchasing benefits.

Additionally CALA members receive the benefit of having national advocacy on behalf of the industry.

Our Events


Fall & Spring Conference

The CALA Conferences feature a variety of keynote speakers, breakout sessions and exhibitors.

Regional Educational Workshops

Throughout the year, CALA goes on the road to all regions bringing you a full day of education, training and regulatory updates.

Training Seminars

CALA offers a variety of training seminars on both the business and care aspects of assisted living. Many can be used to fulfill the continuing education requirements for you and your staff.

For Providers

Professional Credibility

CALA membership helps show prospective residents and employees your commitment to professional growth and dedication to the assisted living industry.


As Colorado’s leader in assisted living advocacy, CALA works regularly with the CDPHE and other local, state and federal government entities.


CALA offers educational seminars throughout the year that help meet your training requirements. These statewide events bring vital information directly to you and your staff. Many events are offered via webinars and are available on demand for members.


The QMAP syllabus changes, tiered Medicaid rates and the rising acuity of residents are just some of the issues on which CALA continues to be a statewide leader.

For Industry Partners


Associate membership in CALA gives you access to hundreds of assisted living providers around the state and demonstrates your interest in and commitment to addressing their needs.


Belonging to CALA gives you access to the decision makers and business leaders who shape Colorado’s assisted living industry.


There are a variety of promotional opportunities and venues available through CALA, including exhibition at our conference, sponsorship of our events and ads in our newsletter.


Our Fall and Spring Conferences along with monthly Lunch ‘n Learns, also known as “Brain Food”, are valuable opportunities to network with providers and business associates from around the state.


When our providers need a particular service, they turn to CALA members first through our directory listings on our website and referrals from other CALA providers.

All Members Receive

Discounted Services

CALA members receive a substantial discount on registration, exhibition and sponsorship at our training seminars and major events.

Free listing on the CALA website

Our website receives thousands of visits per month and is continually growing. All provider and associate members receive a free listing on our website, which you can edit directly.

Member Only Content

Access to the CALA educational archives with several years of educational content to use for personal and staff training.

CALA Newsletter

Our newsletter features updates on assisted living issues, in-depth information from industry leaders and regulators, and detailed information on upcoming events around the state.

Provider Availability Directory

Providers can easily update their availability on the CALA website for prospective residents and referral sources.

Post Job Openings

Post open postions on our website to attract more qualified candidates.

E-mail and Fax Updates

Up-to-date information is distributed regularly through our blasts, which members can receive by fax or e-mail. They include breaking news, event changes and legislative updates.


A unified front to represent the Assisted Living Residence Industry in community, state and local governments.

Serve on Committees

Become an active member by participating in one of our association committees.

CALA History

The Colorado Assisted Living Association (CALA), was formed in 1982 as a vision of two administrators of Assisted Living Residences (at that time referred to as Personal Care Boarding Homes) who saw the industry growing.

Since then, CALA has made its mark on the industry and is the only Colorado non-profit association dedicated solely to assisted living. During this time we have developed mutually beneficial relationships between our Community and Associate Members.