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Garnering Coverage from Local Media

Garnering Coverage from Local Media

If you’re interested in raising the public profile of your senior living community or simply getting some publicity for special events, local media provides an effective means for spreading the word. Local newspapers often have more loyal readership than national daily newspapers, and your target market — seniors and their adult children — are likely…

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Ideas for Making 2018 Your Best Year Yet

: Ideas for Making 2018 Your Best

With 2018 right around the corner, it’s a great time to take a look at ways to improve your marketing. Whether you need to rethink tactics or get a little better organized, consider incorporating these ideas to make the coming year your best yet. Create a Written Plan If you’re not already writing down your…

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Enhancing the Digital Marketing Experience

Enhance your digital marketing

In many senior living communities, prospective residents visiting for the first time enter a meeting room, where they hear a presentation by a marketing representative. The marketing rep then guides a tour of the community and offers visitors a packet of printed literature to take home. While this formula has effectively introduced many people to…

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The Importance of Philanthropy

The importance of philanthropy.

Senior living communities improve the lives of older adults every day by providing safe housing, engaging activities, nutritious meals and excellent health care. Many communities also contribute to their local areas in a variety of ways, including making their campuses available and offering financial support to worthy causes. Across a range of industries, philanthropy plays…

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The Role of Technology in Today’s Senior Living Communities

Technology in senior living communities.

As a group, seniors tend to embrace technology at a slightly slower pace than their younger friends and relatives. However, seniors are using technology more than ever, and younger seniors are nearly as connected as adults under age 65. In fact, almost 60 percent of seniors report going online, and more than three-quarters use a cell phone.

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Using Social Media for Senior Living Communities

Social Media for Senior Living

Have you held off on diving into the deep end of social media? If so, you’re not alone. With an audience that trends older, senior living communities historically have not been first in line to try out new marketing methods. But these days, social media has become an integral part of most marketing plans. No…

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How Can Your Community Promote World Alzheimer’s Month?

World Alzheimers Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a time to increase awareness and understanding of this debilitating disease. Most individuals living with Alzheimer’s are over the age of 65, and senior living communities can serve as strong voices to advocate for people with the disease, along with their loved ones and caregivers. How can your community get…

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Making Effective Presentations That Lead to Lasting Engagement

Making effective presentations

Along with a strong social media presence, website and print collateral, face-to-face presentations can serve as a key component of your marketing program. In a senior living setting, in-person presentations typically involve community executives or marketing team members speaking directly to prospective residents and their families. Getting your message across effectively is critical for making…

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How to Retain a Quality Workforce

workforce retention

Are you retaining your best team members? High turnover paired with increasing demand is leaving senior living communities across the country struggling to hold onto a high-quality workforce. The problem is exacerbated by the job-hopping habits of the Millennial generation — whose members recently passed Gen X as the largest contingent of the U.S. labor…

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