Samuelson Furniture to Sponsor Ageless Living Collaborative’s Senior Living Design Scholarship

CHICAGO, IL—Today, the Ageless Living Collaborative (ALC), a 501c3 organization, announced that they will invite applications for a scholarship specifically for students dedicated to senior living design.

Applications will be accepted starting June 1, 2022. To submit an application, applicants may go to and use the link to submit the required documentation as specified by the application.

“We are honored at the opportunity to contribute to the future of senior living design,” said Lawrence Chalfin, president of Samuelson Furniture. “At Samuelson Furniture, we are excited to support the evolving needs of this design segment, and we’re eager to invest in the growth of new talent who will become the innovative, thought-provoking leaders among us. The future of senior living is bright and as part of this design community, we are ready to do our part to fuel students’ passion to create an enhanced quality of life for all—no matter what age.”

In July 2020, the ALC was founded by senior living design industry leaders to share information, educate, discuss and delve into the current challenges of—and find solutions for—the senior living community. Through webinars covering numerous topics, the ALC provides a platform for experts to address issues and engage in conversations to encourage positive aging for seniors.

“We are grateful to Samuelson Furniture for greatly accelerating our ability to present this scholarship to a student dedicated to senior living design,” said Phoebe Stein, president of Ageless Living Collaborative and Olive Presents, Inc. “The Ageless Living Collaborative is dedicated to improving the lives of seniors and through the ALC scholarship program, our goal is to encourage and embrace new thinking, innovative evidence-based design and better outcomes for seniors.”

The $10,000 scholarship—named the Ageless Living Collaborative Senior Living Design Scholarship Sponsored by Samuelson Furniture—will be awarded to a senior living design student. It will adhere to the criteria of NEWH scholarships and will be awarded in mid-November 2022 during the Gold Key Awards in New York.

“Much of the mission of the Ageless Living Collaborative aligns with our own mission at NEWH, which is to provide scholarships to qualified candidates who wish to pursue careers in their chosen fields related to hospitality, and in this case, senior living,” said Shelia Lohmiller, CEO of NEWH. “NEWH has developed a protocol for identifying schools and candidates for scholarship recipients and we are happy to support ALC in facilitating the senior living design scholarship program.”