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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. 

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A Membership With The SDA Can Benefit Your Community

SDA Membership Benefits



SDA membership resources are valuable to any organization. All memberships are for 12 months from the day you sign-up.  

As a member you will receive:

  • Subscriptions to Senior Dining News (digital newsletter)
  • SDA Food Safety Alerts brings an extra layer of protection for you & the guests you serve.
  • Free webinars & SDA chats  SDA chats are moderated small group discussions for members to brainstorm, get advice and share experiences
  • Member Contests Only SDA members can participate in our monthly contests.
  • Discounted pricing for live educational events and SDA annual conference & expo registration.
  • Networking opportunities with industry partners and local operators, leveraging the knowledge and relationships needed to maintain your business standards.
  • 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 sustain excellence and set 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.
  • - discount pricing on job postings
  • Annual membership from the initial registration day.

Professional Membership for Operators


Professional Membership - Individual or Community/Organization

For a single location community/organization that directly manages, owns/operates a senior living community dining program. This membership is perfect for anyone who works at a community or home office.

Professional Membership for 1 - 3 Individuals $265

Professional Membership for 1 - 5 Individuals $420

Professional Membership for 1 - 7 Individuals $550

Corporate Membership for 10 - 15 Communities

Discounts for large multi-location operators  that directly manage, own or operates ten or more senior living communities. This membership enables companies to purchase memberships for staff at all locations..

Organizations with 10 - 15 communities

Membership for up to 5 individuals per community  $375 per location

SDA Premium Membership is perfect for organizations with 15 or greater locations 

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