What We Offer

Professional Development


Through trainings, workshops, conferences and webinars, the SDA is the professional development resource you (and your employees) need.  

Awards and Recognition


While the warmth we feel when our residents enjoy their hospitality experience is gratifying, the foodservice professionals in senior dining deserve additional recognition.  

Careers Center


 The SDA career center is a vital resource for hiring qualified senior dining professionals across the nation. 


Best Practices


If you want to enhance your hospitality – come to an association launched with that same value.  Our philosophy in sharing ideas, great practices and strategies speaks to our mission of resident satisfaction. 

Senior Dining Now


Our digital newsletter with timely news, advice and community building.   

Operations Tool Box


Quickly access tools that will help with daily operations and retention. From server training tips, temperature logs, scheduling templates and a plethora of recipes and more. 

Senior Dining Today


As part of our commitment to education and engagement within the senior dining field, Senior Dining Today is a must-read publication full of ideas and key industry findings. 

Clinical & Nutrition Support


  The clinical aspect of senior dining is very vital to the daily operations. Through resources provided by our industry partners, SDA provides members with materials that can help them through any survey process.   



  The SDA will conduct multiple benchmarking studies to help maintain the standard of excellence across the industry and ensure its evolution as the senior housing community grows.