Why WALA? - Membership Benefits Guide
WALA is the premier voice for Wisconsin assisted living. Whether you're a provider, vendor or partner, membership in WALA is indispensable. See what we can do for you! Read WALA testimonials.
Provider Member Benefits
As Wisconsin's leader in assisted living advocacy, WALA works regularly with the Bureau of Assisted Living and other local, state and federal government entities.
WALA offers educational seminars throughout the year that help meet your training requirements. These statewide events bring vital information directly to you and your staff.
WALA membership helps show prospective residents and employees your commitment to professional growth and dedication to the assisted living industry.
Associate Member Benefits
Associate membership in WALA gives you access to hundreds of assisted living providers around the state and demonstrates your interest in and commitment to addressing their needs.
Our Spring Conference and other events are valuable opportunities to network with providers and business associates from around the state.
When our providers need a particular service, they turn to WALA members first through our Resource Directory, listings on our website and referrals from WALA staff.
Supporting Partner Benefits
Belonging to WALA gives you access to the decision-makers and business leaders who shape Wisconsin's assisted living industry.
WALA is committed to making Wisconsin assisted living the best in the nation, and your participation is vital in working toward that goal.
Student Member Benefits
Gain valuable knowledge with WALA educational opportunities and products!
Access to Assisted Living employers and job opportunties. Network at our events with Owners/Operators or other professionals!
As a Member you will receive...
WALA members receive a substantial discount on registration, exhibition and sponsorship at our training seminars and major events.
WALA Watch newsletter
Our newsletter comes out four times a year and features updates on assisted living issues, in-depth information from industry leaders and regulators, and detailed information on upcoming events around the state.
Up-to-date information is distributed regularly through our eBlasts, which members can receive by e-mail. They include up-to-date Wisconsin Assisted Living news and also national news from ALFA, our national partner.
Assisted Living Resource Directory
Annually produced, this Resource Directory lists all of our associate members, sent to every WALA Member and BAL surveyor in the Spring.
The WALA Spring Conference is the largest and best assisted living conference in Wisconsin, featuring a variety of speakers, breakout sessions and exhibitors.
Throughout the year, WALA goes on the road to all four BAL regions bringing you a full day of education, training and regulatory updates.
Throughout the year WALA 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.
WALA is a state affiliate member of ALFA, the Assisted Living Federation of America. As an affiliate, we work with ALFA on issues impacting our industry nationwide and follow their lead with the federal government. They, in turn, keep us updated on developments in other states and Washington, DC.
You can join ALFA directly, giving you access to all the benefits they have to offer. More on ALFA membership can be found on their website at www.alfa.org or by calling them at 703/894-1805.