Changing Aging Blog

The Opportunity for Social Media in Senior Housing and Services
Date: Mar 4th, 2010 4:04am

Author:

Eric Schubert

In senior housing and social services, we work in the ultimate "social" profession.  We're people serving people.  We're people building community.  We're people who either thrive or fail because of people.  Our profession is perfectly built for social media.

Last week, I had the pleasure of being on a panel with Ted Goins, president of Lutheran Services for the Aging in North Carolina; and Larry Zook, CEO of Landis Homes in Pennsylvania, the AAHSA Future of Aging conference in Washington, D.C.  It was a great discussion.  If you get a moment, check out Ted's blog post on his journey into social media

Good stuff.

Earlier this week we started our Ecumen Facebook work group.  It was driven by colleagues who want to use it at our local sites to enhance their community building work. Again, good stuff.  We'll share things we're learning in our Facebook pilot.  Hopefully, they'll be helpful to others.  And a heads up . . . the invite will be coming to you to join our fan pages.  Have a great day.

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