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SeniorsForLiving.com and CareGiving.com Introduce #ELDERCARECHAT

Bi-monthly Twitter Chat Expands Resource & Referral Network for Elder-focused Family Caregivers & Professionals

November 17, 2010 - SeniorsforLiving.com and Caregiving.com announce the launch of #EldercareChat chat beginning today from 1-2 p.m. EST. The chat, to be administered via Twitter.com every first and third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. EST, will foster an opportunity for family caregivers and eldercare professionals to connect, share information, and discuss issues that are important to them. The inaugural topic will focus on National Family Caregivers Month; future topics will cover current events relevant to eldercare, how to address issues facing family caregivers and professionals, and other subjects about aging, senior care, and related boomer issues.

As a leading provider of senior housing information, co-facilitating a bi-monthly senior care-related chat perfectly aligns with the goals of SeniorsforLiving.com, @Seniors4Living on Twitter. "Our connection to caregivers and those seeking more information on elder care is important to us," explains Gina LaGuardia, Seniors for Living's editorial and social media director. "By continuing to cultivate our social networking community, we're able to stay abreast of their needs, present useful information, and offer encouragement, advice, and support, where needed." SFL's senior blogger, Michelle Seitzer, will serve as a lead communicator on this initiative, drawing upon her experience as a journalist covering issues about eldercare and seniors, and as a former senior living professional, serving in various capacities in retirement communities and in the policy realm for the Alzheimer's Association. Seitzer also has experience as a long-distance caregiver for her grandparents.

Denise M. Brown, owner of Caregiving.com and @caregiving on Twitter, shares Seniors for Living's passion for eldercare. "Every day, I'm amazed at the wealth of information and resources available for family caregivers and health care professionals on Twitter," says Brown. "Our bi-monthly chats will tap into that network, as we share solutions and options and engage in conversations about timely eldercare topics."

For those new to Twitter, a hashtag (#) is an easy way to find and follow people who are tweeting about a certain topic. The purpose for #ElderCare chat is simple: Caregivers, those who love them, and senior care professionals are able to log on to Twitter at a scheduled time in order to weigh in on discussion topics, pose questions or concerns, and encourage one another.

About Seniors for Living
Seniors for Living is a leading performance-based marketing company that provides senior housing communities and home care companies with the most highly qualified, exclusive lead referrals available. Through SFL's online directory and extended partner network, users actively searching for senior housing or home care can learn about their options, review senior housing and care providers, and request additional information from the senior community or home care provider that best meets their specific situation and needs. Seniors for Living also maintains an active social community for those concerned with issues of aging on Twitter.com and Facebook.com.

About Caregiving.com
Caregiving.com offers insights, information, and inspiration for family caregivers of relatives and friends. The site features the blogs of family caregivers, online support groups, weekly words of comfort, free monthly webinars and an Internet talk show. Denise M. Brown, who launched Caregiving.com in 1996, is the author of The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey and Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers. Brown, who began working with family caregivers in 1990, regularly speaks about the family caregiver experience. Her insights have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, SmartMoney.com, Time magazine and Chicago Tribune. Denise is also a professional caregiving coach, working with family caregivers and professionals to find the meaning in their journeys.