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Many active adult and senior living communities are marketed as 55+ or 65+ communities. And yet, when younger seniors (prospects ages 55-64) visit these communities in person, they may struggle to find residents as young as they are.

While industry professionals may have visions of communities where younger, more vibrant seniors make up the lion’s share of the population, making that transition is tough. But that doesn’t mean that your community shouldn’t try to attract youngers seniors — you just have to know what resonates with them. Here are four ways you can attract younger seniors through your marketing.

Baby Boomers are no longer new to social media. Many have adopted apps such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in their daily lives, yet marketers are still hesitant to market to this demographic, thus neglecting an audience of more than 76 million people in the US. In this month’s roundup, we look at why marketers should market to older adults through social media, and the best ways to do so.

“What can you tell me about CRMs?” This is a question we’ve been asked repeatedly by clients as of late. Many are thinking (or rethinking) their strategy when it comes to how they use their CRM and what they need to be successful. Knowing where to begin the CRM search can be daunting. So many solutions are available. Some are…

Traditions of America has been building and selling homes in the Pittsburgh area since 2008. Specializing in 55+ active communities, the builder has delivered thousands of homes in its growing portfolio of communities throughout Pennsylvania. Interest in the Traditions of America’s lifestyle and custom home options skyrocketed with Sewickley Ridge in 2014, its second community in Pittsburgh, which sold out in…

Last week, we wrote about the importance of timing marketing research for blue-sky projects. We touched upon focus groups timing, particularly working backward from when you'd like to launch your senior living or 55+ community. This week, we’re focusing on the HOW with focus group do’s and don’ts of successful market research. At Creating Results, we view focus groups as…

When we were younger, we asked “Why is the sky blue?” While the answer is scientific and quite complicated, it’s not far from the same mentality and approach we must take to blue sky marketing in active adult and senior living communities. But in marketing, it’s less about molecules, light and reflections, and more around timing, market research and earning…

Facebook is the “it” child for reaching your highly selected target audience with a low ROI. And if it isn’t, well, frankly put, it should be. Recently, though, Facebook has gone through some growing pains due to the ways of obtaining sensitive information and has made changes to how advertisers can target users. Detailed Facebook Targeting Changes If you’re like…

Last week, I attended the LeadingAge PA annual conference in Hershey, and it was easy to see that attendees were living this year's theme, Life on Purpose. The show opened with Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina discussing innovative and strategic leadership. This discussion about innovative solutions to daily issues was a theme that was discussed throughout the week. Attending with Purpose!…