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Jan Thayer Pioneer Award

​NCAL created the Jan Thayer Pioneer Award to recognize individuals who have moved the senior care profession forward, positively affecting the lives of those served and those who serve. Recipients must demonstrate dedication, leadership and considerable contributions to the senior care profession. The Jan Thayer Pioneer Award is posthumously named after the first Board Chair of NCAL and assisted living owner and operator Jan Thayer.  

​Thank You For Your Interest 

The nomination process for the 2018 Jan Thayer Pioneer Award is now closed and a recipient has been selected.

Please consider putting forth a nomination in 2019.

 

 About the Award

 
Nomination Requirements:
  • Nominations must be submitted by an individual with an organization that is a member in good standing of AHCA/NCAL.
  • Candidates for the award are not required to be NCAL members.
  • Candidates must be individuals; organizations will not be considered.
  • Nominators must notify the candidates of their nomination. 
  • Only one nomination is accepted per candidate. If multiple nominations are submitted for one person, the nominators will be asked to combine nominations or the first nomination will be accepted.  
  • The nomination must be 500 words or less; nominations exceeding 500 words will not be reviewed. 
  • The nomination must reference the nominee’s national impact. 
  • The candidate’s resume must be three pages or less; resumes exceeding three pages will not be reviewed.
Candidate Attributes:
Below are examples of the types of contributions that strong candidates will exemplify. 
  1. Recognized champion and leader of person-centered care in assisted living and senior living communities.
  2. Demonstrated ability to educate and advocate for the senior care profession at a national level. 
  3. Recognized systems or practices that have resulted in significant quality improvement, prosperous operational outcomes, or an enriching workforce environment.  
  4. Recognized as a catalyst for innovative approaches that enhance the overall customer experience and/or move the senior care profession forward.
Recognition:
The recipient of the Jan Thayer Pioneer Award will be honored in front of thousands of their peers at the AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo. The award will be presented during NCAL Day and the Closing General Session. The recipient and their guest also receive:
  • Complimentary registration to Convention, including a ticket to NCAL Day
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Five-night hotel accommodations
  • A daily per diem
  • Tickets to Gala Dinner & Show 
     
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