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You’ve decided to you’re up for the task of hosting events for your community’s prospects. Now, it’s time to think about pre- and post-event planning.

In our previous event planning post, we discussed the various types of events and the purpose of each. In this follow-up, we’ll offer more insights on how to plan and implement each type of event, and how best to follow-up with prospects afterwards.

Where Baby Boomers are choosing to put down their roots for retirement is a great indicator of what they want out of this next phase in their lives. Our friends at RentCafe recently released the results to their most recent study — a look at the most popular zip codes among Baby Boomers.

We’ll be looking at three of the key takeaways from this study and how they apply to the senior living and 55+ community industries.

Baby Boomers are unlike any generation that preceded them when it comes to how and where they want to live their retirement. Thankfully, our friends at RentCafe have put the finishing touches on extensive research into renting trends affecting this cohort and shared their findings.

In this post, we look at some key insights from RentCafe’s research and why they are important to senior living industry professionals and 55+ community developers.

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The financial outlook for Baby Boomers in the coming years is a unique one. As the holders of most of the country’s disposable income, they have plenty of money to spend and aren’t shy about spending when the opportunity is right. But what’s their long-term retirement planning outlook?

In this post, we’ll look at Baby Boomers’ finances and steps professionals in the senior living industry can take to adapt to the evolving financial needs of this demographic.

Event Planning Checklist

Planning events can be daunting. In fact, we find many of our clients avoided doing so before enlisting our expertise in the matter. From determining who to invite and how to promote the event, to hammering down the logistics, seeing an event through from start to finish is no small feat.

Despite some of the bumps that may be encountered along the way, we always recommend that our clients have an event strategy in place. Events are a great way to connect with prospects face-to-face and for them to sample your community’s offerings. We’ve heard countless stories of prospects who were convinced to deposit after attending a community event.

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The independent senior living sales journey can take anywhere from 18-36 months, with an average of 25 touches needed for one prospect to move in. Most touches are done via phone and email, with more than half coming from outbound efforts rather than inbound. As is the case with any sales journey, you can imagine that, within those various touches, there will be some resistance from the prospect. After all, you’re trying to convince seniors to move from homes they’ve lived in for at least 30 years. In many cases, they have a lot of “stuff” and don’t think they’re ready to move to a senior living community.

The world’s population of seniors continues to increase with no sight of slowing down in the coming decades. This presents several accessibility challenges that our communities will have to start planning for sooner rather than later. In this month’s roundup, we look at the ways in which the world is adapting to the accessibility needs of older adults and how they can be applied to the senior living industry.

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It’s a new year and we’re already working on new blog posts about some of the hot topics in senior living and 55+ real estate.

But first, here’s a look at our most popular posts from 2018. Find out which topics kept readers coming back for more and discover content you may have missed the first time around!