Happy Social Media Day #markyourcalendar
A resident uses her iPad in the Cherry Blossom Lounge
It seems there really is a “day” for everything nowadays. When looking at a calendar, it’s cluttered with all kinds of celebrations—some honor desserts, like Chocolate Chip Cookie Day (May 15); our book club enjoys National Read a Book Day (September 6); and you can bet we at Crane’s Mill are gearing up for National Bocce Day (August 13).
So, when we looked at our calendar this morning, we weren’t surprised to see that today is a “day”…National Social Media Day, in fact. You might ask, what does National Social Media Day have to do with seniors, or a retirement community?
First off, if you’re reading this blog post, then you’re already participating in one form of social media! Our blog is a fun, effective way to get the word out about our community on an ongoing basis. It is read by people interested in senior living, our residents, their family members, and more. By reading the articles and sharing with your friends, you’re well on your way to becoming a social media mavin!
Second, have you watched the Crane’s Mill videos on our YouTube page? YouTube is another form of social media, focused on people and businesses sharing videos with one another. We utilize our YouTube page to show off our community’s unique visual character and have our residents and staff share their stories.
Also, Crane’s Mill, along with many other resources for seniors, has a Facebook page. You can visit ours by clicking here. On Facebook, we continue to reach out to a whole new set of people, those looking to keep up with Crane’s Mill, along with friends and businesses, on a one-stop, easy-to-navigate website.
Chances are, your children and grandchildren are avid Facebook users. What once was the domain of the youngsters has now crossed over to people of all ages, and the number of senior users continues to grow each day. Continue reading