#ElderCareChat 11/21/12 Recap: Future Topic Ideas

By Michelle Seitzer / Posted on 23 November 2012

As this week’s chat fell on the day before Thanksgiving, we thought it would be a great opportunity to give our participants the floor. Of course, we always have great interactions and discussions in every chat, but instead of following our usual M.O. of tweeting out questions planned in advance, we asked the group what kind of elder care issues they wanted to see covered in future chats.

Not surprisingly, a wealth of wonderful ideas — covering everything from an #ElderCareChat cruise to Alzheimer’s research advances to a unified advocacy effort — were shared by Wednesday’s 34 attendees. In fact, we probably have chat topics for the year 2013 well-covered thanks to the fantastic response!

Among this week’s participants were several first-timers, something that makes me and Denise Brown (@caregiving), our co-moderator, very grateful, as #ElderCareChat is now officially entering its 3rd year of existence. I look forward to what’s in store for this dynamic group, of which I am truly thankful to be a part.

Here are a few highlights:


Check out the full chat transcript (thanks to @ctffox of The Fox Group for furnishing this service) here. Analytics are available too; click here for the “chat stats.”

Don’t miss our next chat: Wednesday, December 5th at 1pm ET. Please note that there are no more chats scheduled for this month, as we meet only on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Anyone who is interested in and passionate about eldercare issues can join us — anytime. Prior participation is not required, nor is there a need to stay for the full hour.

If the “real-time” frame doesn’t sync with your schedule, or if you feel that your question or idea requires well beyond 140 characters, start a discussion thread on our LinkedIn page or use the #eldercarechat hashtag. The LinkedIn group is also a great place to continue previous discussions, connect with those who share similar interests, or talk about the services you — or the company you represent — have to offer.



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