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June is the month of roses and each different color of a rose has a special meaning. I chose the above image because a deep pink rose means grace, thankfulness and gentleness. All qualities that you, our valued members, exhibit as you continue to work so hard to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone at your communities or businesses.


Membership Dues Reminder
To those of you who haven’t paid your 2020 Mass-ALA membership dues that were due on January 31, 2020, as a courtesy we delayed implementation of the late fee until May 1, 2020. This fee has now been added to your dues which need to be paid no later than June 30, 2020. If we do not receive your dues by this date, we will terminate your membership with Mass-ALA. We don’t want you to lose out on your member benefits, so please be sure to reach out to me,, or 781-622-5999, ext. 110, if you have any questions.
Assisted Living Communities’ Updates
Due to COVID-19 all of you have been busy keeping your residents and staff safe and protected. You have had to limit activities due to social distancing regulations. But that hasn’t stopped so many of you from providing events for your residents.
Now that nicer weather has arrived, residents at some communities have been enjoying safe, social distancing walks as well as hallway birthday parties, musicians who perform outside and go around the building so that everyone is included in the fun. And most importantly, FaceTime/Zoom calls, plus window visits with family members.


Exciting News! On June 1, 2020 Dr. Elizabeth Chen, Secretary of EOEA released a memo that addressed the new visitations regulations that now allow visitations in designated outdoor visitation spaces, provided that the ALR implements all of the required safety, care, and infection control measures. Mass-ALA wants you to share with us your authorized videos and/or photos of reunions that are taking place at your community. It is possible that these stories will be shared with the media. If you have any questions or would like to share these stories please contact Christina Greenberg, Mass-ALA’s Marketing and Communication Manager, at




New Assisted Living Community Member
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Cedarbrook Village at Ware -An Everbrook Senior Living Community. Tucked into the verdant hills of the Pioneer Valley is the town of Ware, Massachusetts. Named the “Manour of Peace” in 1716 by its founder, John Read, Ware remains to this day a quiet town that embraces commercial and recreational growth without allowing it to impose on the features that make Ware a wonderful place to live. Opening late summer of 2020. Click here to learn more.


New Business Partners
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KTS, Inc. – offers reliable and highly effective solutions for everything from cohorting to communications infrastructure. With 35 years of experience working with leading hospitals and nursing homes throughout the Greater Boston area, KTS has the expertise, training and services to quickly and safely provide the quality solutions needed to successfully navigate through this critical transition. KTS has recently developed a tablet-sized device that easily and reliably checks temperatures from 1-1.5 feet away with no contact.


Lifestyle Evolution, Inc./WellAware Care – guides you through the next generation of caregiving. It increases the quality of your care, making your company or facility stand out from the rest


Maragal Medical, PC – is a full-service Physical Medicine Clinic in Leominster, Massachusetts, providing care and treatment to patients of all ages. Under the management leadership of Dr. Timothy Gallagher, Founder and CEO of Gallagher Chiropractic and Medical Wellness, and the clinical leadership of Dr. Michael Marciello, Medical Director, supervising physician and owner of Maragal Medical, the practice offers a wide range of services, including medical care, regenerative medicine injections, injection therapy including joint and trigger point injections, and rehabilitation


Medical Collaborative, LLC – manufactures and sources over 900 medical supply items, such as masks, oxygen tubes, antiviral nitrile gloves, abdominal pads, medicine cups & disposable razors. They are a supplier to hospitals, medical offices, nursing homes, assisted living communities and government & education. Their wholesale division also works with retail reseller partners throughout North America.









Martha Chamberlin

Membership Manager

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