John Andrews,  Division Director of Culinary & Nutrition Services, Ohio Living

Senior Dining Association

100% Focused on Senior Living

The only dedicated association providing resources, education & networking opportunities for all foodservice professionals in the senior living industry. 

Making a Difference

Dining is a differentiator in the senior housing industry. By re-thinking the status quo and having a hospitality mindset, you have the perfect formula to elevate any dining program. By everyone working together, we can make this happen. 

We Are Passionate About Food!

Food is the heart of any senior living community. Replicating a great dining experience, 3 times a day, 365 days a year is a challenge - but not impossible.  

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Who We Are


To unite industry partners and operators to collectively enhance the dining experience for residents.


To be an essential dining resource for all senior living providers.


Integrity | Passion | Innovation | Quality | Relationships | Collaboration | Growth


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Education & Resources

We are laser focused on ensuring you have the tools and best practices to improve your dining program. 

A Central Hub of Information for Senior Dining

If you're new to senior living or a seasoned veteran, our website will be a one stop shop of resources for senior dining professionals.

Bringing a Sense of Community to Senior Dining

The senior living industry is unique. It's important that we work together on raising the bar.

What We Bring To The Table

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Regional Events & Networking

  • Evening Networking & Expo Events
  • Trainings and Workshops 
  • Annual Meeting & Expo
  • Focus Groups
  • Roundtable Ideation Meetings

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Business Industry Partners

We believe that creating strong relationships with our industry partners is essential to developing new solutions and strategies for our industry.  


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Best Practices & Trends

Collaborate and discuss operational trends and best practices with your peers in our discussion groups.

Need advice on conducting a successful food committee meeting? Now you have a forum to ask. 

SDA Chats - Monthly web based peer to peer discussion group 

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