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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…Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
When different generations of people come together, everyone benefits. In days past, those connections happened naturally, with seniors serving as mentors and trusted guides for young people. Today, close contact between people of different ages occurs less often.Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More