Yes, Seniors Are on Facebook

Though the highest majority of social media users fall in the 18-29 range, 43% of Americans over 65 (up from 26% just three years ago) now use at least one social networking site, according to data from the Pew Research Center.

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Senior and Boomer Social Media Use Numbers Soar

The older generations, long considered to be late adapters of social media and tech tools and toys are surprising some researchers and jumping onboard in huge numbers.  A report released this month by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & ...

 
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How to… Be the Best Grandparent Ever

Fact: Grandparents love spoiling their grandkids, and according to this SmartMoney article, to the tune of $10 billion dollars. They’re not just buying gifts and gadgets though. The MetLife Report on American Grandparents said they’re also providing for their ...

 
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Retirement Community Residents Take Over Twitter

Leisure Care, a provider of resort-style retirement communities in several states and parts of Canada, has taken a unique approach to managing the company’s social media account. Currently, they are sponsoring a “resident take over” of Twitter. Residents who ...

 
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Connect With Others, Engage With Us Online

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon: every day, the list of social media options grows exponentially, along with each network’s number of daily users.

Consequently, businesses of all sizes and scopes have, at the very least, a Facebook page and ...

 
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Senior Living Providers Must Do Social Media, Say Experts

“Ignore Social Media...At Your Peril” are the strong words from the title of a recent SeniorHousingNews.com post.

The warning comes based on new stats from the Pew Research Center, which indicates that 53% of seniors (those over the age ...

 
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How to Use Social Media for a Senior Living Search

Like this status update, friend request sent, retweet this post, share this photo. We’re living in a social media world, and that means there are new ways to search for senior care options.

Finding senior living can a very ...

 
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Searching for Senior Living with Social Media

If you have a Twitter or Facebook account, dig around: many local assisted living communities, home care agencies, and national provider chains (Sunrise Senior Living, for example) now maintain a Facebook fan page or a Twitter handle.

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Social Media & Internet Use Across the Generations

“Generations” is a fascinating report is in its second year, thanks to the Pew Research Center. The study highlights Internet use/online activity among all the generations, from the millennials (ages 18-33) all the way to the G.I. generation (ages 74+). My cohort, the millennials, still dominate the webwaves overall, particularly when it comes to playing online games, reading blogs and listening to music, but there are a few noteworthy ...

 
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Public Grief: The Ethics and Ethos of Facebook Memorials

Forget questions of the afterlife. What happens to your Facebook profile after you die?

The answer is embedded in Katie Baker’s fascinating piece “Grieving in the Facebook Age” (from The Good Men Project magazine):
[Says] Max Kelly, Facebook’s head of security, “We understand how difficult it can be for people to be reminded of those who are no longer with them, which is why it’s important when ...

 
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