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Everyone benefits from the SDA, especially the residents. By having more education on industry trends and sharing best dining practices among all senior living professionals, you're investing in yourself and your organization.

Having a membership in the SDA will open the door to a nationwide community of like-minded professionals. We offer unique networking opportunities, access to exclusive events and online discussions, and digital publications that will keep you current. Join us and see how we can help your career flourish!

Membership Benefits               Membership Guide

       SDA membership resources are valuable to any organization. As a member you will receive:

  • Subscriptions to Senior Dining Now (digital newsletter) and our future magazine, Senior Dining Today.
  • Free webinars & SDA chats - SDA chats are monthly moderated small group discussions for members to brainstorm, get advice and share experiences
  • Invitations to exclusive member-only events.
  • Discounted pricing for educational events and annual meeting registration.
  • Networking opportunities with industry partners and local operators, leveraging the knowledge and relationships needed to main your business standards.
  • Website that is a daily destination for unique & fresh content.
  • Best practice forums & online collaboration - collaborate and discuss operational trends and best practices with your peers in our online discussion group. Need advice on conducting a successful food committee meeting? Now you have a forum to ask.
  • Awards & recognition program - acknowledgement of individuals and businesses who not only sustain excellence, but also those who are setting the standard for our future. 
  • Participation in multiple benchmarking studies to help maintain the standard of excellence across the industry and ensure its evolution as the senior housing community grows.
  • Career center - discounted pricing on job postings
  • Culinary competitions - chefs need an outlet to get their cook on! The SDA wants to foster healthy competition and relationship building among peers.
  • Annual membership from the initial registration day.


Membership Types

PROFESSIONAL FOODSERVICE MEMBERSHIP

Any person actively engaged in senior dining operations is eligible to become a professional foodservice member $99      

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For an organization that directly manages, owns or operates a senior living community. This membership is perfect for anyone who works in a community or home office.

Each membership can only be used at one physical location.

Membership for 3 individuals $265

Membership for 5 individuals $420

Membership for 7 individuals $550       

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Multiple Membership Benefits

Your community membership to the SDA will help ensure your staff is well trained and applying best industry practices. Our webinars, training events and meetings keep your talented professionals energized and on the cutting edge of this booming industry, and our awards programs demonstrate that their talents and efforts are appreciated. 

1 - The community / organization owns the membership

2 - Great benefit for recruiting

3 - Easy process for adding members



For an organization that directly manages, owns or operates ten or more senior living communities. This membership enables companies to purchase memberships for staff at all locations..

Discounts are for each membership location in the entire organization portfolio. You may choose which membership model from above works best for your communities. 

10 - 40 Locations 10% Discount

41 - 99 Locations 15% Discount

100 > Locations 20% Discount

Please contact us for this membership

OTHER MEMBERSHIPS

Student Membership

Students currently enrolled in a hospitality, culinary or nutrition education program. $50

Supporter

Any individual who has an interest in the SDA and is not employed in the industry and not eligible for other memberships. $150

Retired Foodservice Professional

Retired senior dining professionals who wish to stay involved in the industry. $50                 

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If your business serves the senior dining industry, your industry partner membership will help you connect with potential customers and stay on top of this flourishing industry. Food and beverage manufacturers, equipment providers, consultants and related professionals have abundant networking and sponsorship opportunities through the SDA. Join us and take advantage of the many opportunities we provide to share your message.

Our industry partners are businesses serving the senior dining industry. Members include representatives of food & beverage manufacturers, distributors, equipment providers & technology. 

Membership for 1 individual $495

Membership for 2 individuals $650

Membership for 3 individuals $750

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Benefits

-Brand logo, blurb & URL link on SDA website for 1 year

($41 per month)                  

-Discount on all presentations, conferences, webinar hosting & 
media advertising
-SDA E-Newsletter, webinars & SDA Chats
-Access to the latest trend-setters within the industry

  • Direct link to decision maker
  • Opportunities to test products or services within the specific industry

 


        

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