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Happy Monday!  I know y’all were anticipating the most shared and most clicked articles from last week, but we decided to do something different. Saturday was freezing here in Virginia which had me thinking about where I’d want to live when I retire. I was thinking warm temperatures, delicious cuisine and relaxation. And so, the most intriguing news articles of…

As part of Creating Results' ongoing series into photography for 50+ marketing, we have examined the WHY of committing to good photography (older consumers' expectation of quality and the importance of delivering emotion) and the HOW (stock vs. custom photography). Now it’s time to plan the photo shoot and pick a photographer.

There are three basic steps to this process. Let's walk through them together.

#1. Determine What You Need

Before you decide to do a photo shoot you should already have determined your goals. Most organizations would significantly benefit from authentic, accurately representative images that you can't get elsewhere. In the senior living industry that means representing mature consumers doing things they enjoy doing — or perhaps aspire to do.

What better way to recover from football Sunday than to read the Monday roundup of the past week's most engaging content? No matter how your team performed, everyone who reads this week's insights will be a winner.

This week's most clicked talks about the oncoming retirement crisis in America, with some groups affected more than others. The week's most shared reviews ways to improve your digital marketing initiatives.

Happy Monday! Each week we review the mature marketing content that had people talking (and thinking). This week we hear the stories of three individuals who retired and then had second thoughts.  Then, our most shared content explores storytelling and shares tips for how you can make it shine.  Have something to share? We'd love to hear your thoughts and…

It's that time again! Every Monday we recap the most engaging information from the previous week.

First up, this week's most shared content item is about senior trends in 2017 as told by industry experts. In an article on OurParents.com, industry experts predicted that Boomers will be moving to senior communities more quickly, have more care options and will see changes in retirement living costs.

Next, this week's most clicked content was an article about Kindred Healthcare. Kindred is selling its 91 skilled-nursing homes and moving towards a virtual portfolio (including preferred partnerships with other nursing home operators). The first partner announced was ...

Mondays are the days that we round-up the top 50+ marketing tweets/posts/links of the previous week.

It's fun trying to connect the dots between engaging content and action items our readers could take! Or, at the very least, it makes Mondays a little more bearable.

MOST CLICKED (and a must-read): Leaders in Aging Send a Message to the President

The winter edition of Generations, the Journal of the American Society on Aging, features the public policy recommendations of more than 20 leaders of organizations dedicated to advancing and protecting America's older adults. In it you'll find sections penned by representatives of the Bipartisan Policy Center, AARP, LeadingAge, Encore, Long Term Care Partners and the National Center on Elder Abuse, among others.

Together, these articles put forth a positive vision for aging in America -- if the new administration takes an active, proactive role.

Happy Monday!

It's not an oxymoron. When you enjoy your work and the people you work with / for, Mondays can be happy.

Which rather neatly ties to the theme of this week's Monday mature marketing round-up. Our top links this week all touch on how work can help us enjoy active, independent lives as we age.

MOST SHARED: There's no age-based 'shelf life' on senior's ability to live independently

Carol Bradley Bursack has a website dedicated to caregiving, and she answers caregiving related questions in a column for North Dakota's Inforum.

Just before Thanksgiving, Bursack answered a question from an adult child who was receiving pressure to move his very independent 73-year-old father out of his own house, to begin to take over managing the father's life.