Welcome to the Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA)

The Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to providing advocacy, communication, education, and resources for Virginia's assisted living industry.

Formed in 1996, VALA is the unified voice of assisted living in Virginia and the official state affiliate of Argentum (Formerly the Assisted Living Federation of America - ALFA).

VALA's members represent the entire spectrum of the industry: providers of both non-profit and for-profit, and large and small assisted living communities. VALA also welcomes Industry Partners - companies, government agencies, and individuals that provide a service to, or have an interest in, assisted living in Virginia.


Are you looking for assisted living in Virginia for you or a loved one? If so, CLICK HERE to begin your search.


Are you looking for a company to help provide a specific product or service for an assisted living community? If so, CLICK HERE to begin your search.

Congratulations to the 2015 Virginia Assisted Living Diamond Award Recipients...

The Virginia Assisted Living Association presented three VALA Diamond Awards at the 2015 Virginia Assisted Living Annual Fall Conference in Portsmouth, VA. We applaud each of the recipients for providing outstanding care on behalf of Virginia's assisted living industry!

Congratulations to Maryanne Lee for being awarded the 2015 Assisted Living Administrator of the Year Diamond Award!!

Congratulations to Commonwealth Assisted Living for being awarded the 2015 VALA Diamond Award for Best Practices for their Farm to Table Program!!

Congratulations to Francine McLeod for being awarded the 2015 Outstanding Assisted Living Caregiver VALA Diamond Award!!

Check out the Assisted Living Career Center

The VALA Career Center exists as an additional benefit for assisted living providers to seek qualified candidates for all positions relative to operating an assisted living community in Virginia. Positions that are posted may include those for administrators, executive directors, nurses, medication aides, maintenance staff, accounting managers, dietary staff, etc. Send in your job announcements today!

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VALA offers three levels of membership:

Provider Membership for assisted living communities

Industry Partner Membership for organizations that provide goods and services to the assisted living industry.

Supporting Partner Membership for individuals or agencies interested in advocating for Virginia's assisted living industry. 


View the VALA Calendar for additional dates of interest.

Alzpossible Initiative
Offering FREE education on dementia via a series of live and downloadable webinars. The Alzpossible initiative was created by the Virginia Commission on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders.

Virginia Assisted Living Annual Fall Conference & Trade Show
September 20-21, 2016
Marriott Newport News City Center, Newport News, VA


VALA invites you to submit a proposal to speak at one of VALA's upcoming events. Presentations are selected by a program review committee and are evaluated on the timeliness of the topic, overall interest by conference attendees, a well-defined description, and relevance to the assisted living industry. Submit a proposal by clicking HERE.
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