Chapter Events

Chapter Events

Active state chapters hold meetings, round-table discussions, and other events to update AALNA members on the activities of national and information that is pertinent on the state level. Please see below for the state chapter events coming up in your state.


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PLAN AHEAD- Reserve these dates for the New Jersey Chapter of AALNA Meetings for 2019

June 4th, September 17th and December 3rd 

If you would like a particular speaker or educational program, please contact Pat Banta ( or Margo Kunze (

AALNA Meeting – New Jersey Chapter

           6/4/2019    10:00am-2:00pm

   Venue: HCANJ Headquarters- 4 AAA Drive, Suite 203 Hamilton, NJ

  Contact: Pat Banta 347-931-4555/

AALNA invites Assisted Living Nurses, Social Workers and Administrators to attend and learn about:

“Managing Wounds in Assisted Living”

Susan Semeraro, MHA, Regional Manager for NY, NJ and Eastern PA, AmeriWound, LLC

Depression, Anxiety, Paranoia and Other Mental Health Disorders Affecting Seniors”

Albert Shurdom, Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Please reserve your seat by June 1, 2019 by calling or e-mailing Pat Banta.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

AALNA Welcomes Members and Non-Members to attend this session.

Albert Shurdom-Coordinator of Self-Help, Advocacy and Education at the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc.

Albert Shurdom has been with The Mental Health Association of Morris County for 4 years. Al is also a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. He has given numerous public presentations on all facets of the mental health spectrum. For example, Suicide Prevention, overviews of the different mental illnesses, and has worked with law enforcement, training them on how to broach a mentally ill individual experiencing a crisis. A Navy veteran, he is currently in the process of procuring his Certification in Alcohol and Drug Counseling (CADC) and aspires to use it to help our men and women of the Armed Forces cope with substance abuse.

AALNA Meeting – NJ Chapter-  9/17/2019    10:00 am-2:00 pm
Venue:  HCANJ Headquarters 4 AAA Drive, Suite 20 Hamilton, NJ
AALNA invites assisted living nurses, social workers and administrators to attend and learn about:
  • A Systemic Approach to Optimizing Mental Health and Social Interaction of the Elderly in Assisted Living ~Cynthia Puchammer, Executive Director, Elderology, LLC

Please reserve your seat by calling or e-mailing Pat Banta- 347-931-4555/

AALNA welcomes members and non-members to attend this session.

SAVE THE DATE – HCANJ Important Dates for 2019

100 Hour Administrator Preparation Course
January 30 – March 7, 2019
HCANJ Offices, Hamilton

20 Hour Symposium
March 26-28, 2019 (vendor set up March 25)
Resorts Casino, Atlantic City

Assisted Living Conference
May 14, 2019 (vendor set up May 13)
DoubleTree by Hilton, Tinton Falls

Annual Convention & Expo
October 29-31, 2019 (vendor set up October 28)
Harrah’s Conference Center, Atlantic City

Check our website for other education events
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(Florida Chapter Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month).


AALNA TEXAS Chapter made the TALA eblast page!!!!  

Thank you for everyone that continues to support our Assisted Living nursing efforts!  Thank you, Tab and Spring Creek Village for hosting today’s presentation and Sunny at The Heights for hosting in October!  

Out and About with TALA
Community Tour- On October 30, 2018 Atria Westchase in Houston hosted Representative Gene Wu for a tour.
TALA Presentations
I enjoyed presenting at two recent events. The American Assisted Living Nurses Association hosted me in Houston on October 30th. The group wanted an update on the upcoming legislative session. I was also delighted to speak about assisted living to students in the LTC Certification program at Texas State University.
Texas chapter of AALNA

Diana Martinez, VP of Public Policy for TALA, with the AALNA Texas Chapter in Houston

Texas State University School of Health Administration

Long Term Care Administration Fall Networking Day and Symposium

Tanner Stierwalt, Operations Analyst for Civitas Senior Living, presenting at the TSU Symposium.

 We have very exciting news!!!! DFW has started a Sub-Chapter of AALNA and we really want you to be part of this exciting Assisted Living Professional Nurses group.

The American Assisted Living Nurses Association is the only national non-profit association dedicated exclusively to nursing in assisted living. Operated by nurses, for nurses.