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
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
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
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.