Social Media Rockstars - Organizations 2013

Social media is increasingly becoming a competitive tool for companies and organizations to capture the attention of consumers they target. We pulled together the top companies in the senior living space at engaging consumers through social media channels. The winner in this category is determined by how many followers they had on their social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linkedin), as well as, how they used the social media platforms to distribute resources and content to their followers.

Winner

Winner

The winner of Social Media Rockstars - Organizations is awarded to the finalist that earns the highest rating during the Best Senior Living Awards. Congratulations to the winner of Social Media Rockstars - Organizations!

  • Emeritus Senior Living

    Emeritus Senior Living

    30 Judges Score  182 Popular Vote

    Emeritus Senior Living operates assisted living, retirement living, and memory care communities nationwide. Emeritus's Facebook page is an active community of over 5,000 residents, their families, and...

People's Choice

People's Choice

The people have spoken! The People's Choice Winner of Social Media Rockstars - Organizations is the best senior living resource that earned the highest number of votes during the voting period. Congratulations to the People's Choice Winner of Social Media Rockstars - Organizations!

  • Holiday Retirement

    Holiday Retirement

    24 Judges Score  667 Popular Vote

    With more than 300 Holiday Retirement communities across the United States and Canada, there is sure to be a location just right for you. Holiday Retirement connects with consumers via its Facebook pa...

Finalists

finalist

To earn a spot as a finalist for the Best Senior Living Awards, the following senior living resources received the highest number of consumer votes. Our dedicated panel of experts rated these senior living resources. Here are the Social Media Rockstars - Organizations as ranked by our panel.

  • Long Term Care Associates

    Long Term Care Associates

    29 Judges Score  30 Popular Vote

    They have a following of over 80,000 followers, including most state insurance departments, insurance trade groups & magazines, governor’s offices, television stations, a wide-ranging and diverse nu...

  • Sunrise Senior Living

    Sunrise Senior Living

    29 Judges Score  514 Popular Vote

    Sunrise Senior Living boasts more than 15,000 Facebook fans and over 8,000 Twitter followers. Sunrise social media shares information regarding senior care and relevant aging and health issues. Fans w...

  • AARP Foundation

    AARP Foundation

    28 Judges Score  3 Popular Vote

    AARP Foundation is a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group helping low-income, vulnerable older people meet their everyday needs - food, housing income and personal connections...

  • Caring Bridge

    Caring Bridge

    27 Judges Score  4 Popular Vote

    CaringBridge® is a nonprofit offering many ways to care for each other. People are able to stay connected, leave words of hope and encouragement and offer support. We’re for anyone facing any healt...

  • EasyLiving

    EasyLiving

    25 Judges Score  6 Popular Vote

    EasyLiving offers caregivers advice and information on senior care and health through its Twitter and Facebook pages...

  • Dementia Care Specialists

    Dementia Care Specialists

    25 Judges Score  31 Popular Vote

    CPI’s Dementia Care Specialists training empowers therapists and other care professionals with a positive approach. It’s about giving individuals with dementia the respect they deserve. The goal...

  • CareNovate.com

    CareNovate.com

    24 Judges Score  32 Popular Vote

    An online magazine and social health resource for caregivers and women, mmothers that includes features and advice on caregiving, medication safety and health literacy. At CareNovate Magazine (carenov...

  • Los Angeles Jewish Home

    Los Angeles Jewish Home

    24 Judges Score  139 Popular Vote

    For five generations, the nonprofit Los Angeles Jewish Home has been the place of safety and security, activity, wellness, and longevity for seniors. Today's Jewish Home is a complete multi-level sen...

  • BMA Management, Ltd.

    BMA Management, Ltd.

    24 Judges Score  235 Popular Vote

    BMA Management is the leading provider of assisted living in Illinois and one of the 20 largest providers of assisted living in the United States. BMA Management, Ltd., is a company driven by our mis...

  • Aging Wisely

    Aging Wisely

    23 Judges Score  9 Popular Vote

    Aging Wisely consults with clients on finding cost-effective senior living and long-term care solutions. Through the company's Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, Aging Wisely strives to bring yo...

  • The be.group

    The be.group

    23 Judges Score  396 Popular Vote

    With over 23,000 Facebook "likes", The be.group has a community actively engaged with the successful aging content we provide. Each of the be.group communities have thousands of likes as well, and sim...

  • Seniors For Living

    Seniors For Living

    22 Judges Score  8 Popular Vote

    Seniors for Living blogger Michelle & editor Gina keep caregivers and industry people alike up-to-date with the latest information about senior housing, boomer news, retirement, more...

  • Leeza's Place

    Leeza's Place

    22 Judges Score  25 Popular Vote

    Leeza’s Place is “A Place for Family Caregivers,” a community gathering place and resource center for caregivers impacted by chronic or progressive illness...

  • Segora Senior Living

    Segora Senior Living

    22 Judges Score  143 Popular Vote

    Sagora Senior Living has become synonymous with exceptional residential alternatives for seniors. Our focus on serving our residents, meeting their needs, and exceeding their wants defines the Sagora...

  • MedicAlert

    MedicAlert

    21 Judges Score  6 Popular Vote

    We are available 24/7 to ensure your medical information and personal wishes are communicated in the time of need...

  • E. Ayn Welleford, Ph.D., VCU Gerontology

    E. Ayn Welleford, Ph.D., VCU Gerontology

    17 Judges Score  7 Popular Vote

    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Allied Health Professions Department of Gerontology offers a number of programs, including graduate certificates, Master of Gerontology with a number of area...

Nominees

nominee

The following senior living resources were nominated for a chance to earn the title of Social Media Rockstars - Organizations. All of our nominees deserve an honorable mention for the valuable resources they provide for the senior living community!

  • Alzheimer's Foundation of America

    Alzheimer's Foundation of America

    2 Popular Vote

    The Alzheimer's Foundation of America's work doesn't stop with its website. The organization connects with thousands of followers between Facebook and Twitter, keeping the community up-to-date on Alzh...

  • Morningside Ministries

    Morningside Ministries

    2 Popular Vote

    Morningside Ministries not only has a robust website with plenty of information for prospective residents, but it has taken to social media to share a wealth of knowledge with followers on Twitter, Fa...

  • eCare Diary - Social Media

    eCare Diary - Social Media

    1 Popular Vote

    ECare Diary has more than 1,500 fans on Facebook and over 4,200 followers on Twitter. The company shares valuable insights for seniors and caregivers, conducts online support groups titled Caregivers...

  • Aging Care

    Aging Care

    0 Popular Vote

    AgingCare.com provides online caregiver support by connecting people caring for elderly parents, elder care experts, personalized information, and resources...

  • Community Care Companions

    Community Care Companions

    0 Popular Vote

    High-quality companionship, patient care, and medical services for our aging community. Community Care... Make it personal. Community Care maintains an active and engaging presence on Facebook, askin...

  • Compassion and Choices

    Compassion and Choices

    0 Popular Vote

    Compassion and Choices is an organization providing end-of-life information and resources, improving care and expanding choices at the end of life. The organization boasts nearly 3,000 followers on Tw...

  • Growing Bolder

    Growing Bolder

    0 Popular Vote

    Growing Bolder is an online community for older adults, which emphasizes aging as a positive experience. Growing Bolder has amassed an impressive following between Twitter and Facebook, totaling more...

  • Healthine - Alzheimer's Disease

    Healthine - Alzheimer's Disease

    0 Popular Vote

    Healthline provides free doctor-reviewed information about Alzheimer's and other diseases...

Award Program Details

  • Senior living providers such as assisted living, independent living, Alzheimer’s/memory care, home care and continuing care companies with a social media presence
  • The company or organization must be focused on delivering quality information and resources to seniors, caregivers, or the senior living industry
  • To judge this category, we will look at the nominee’s business pages on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Linkedin