In social media circles Friday is often the day to give shoot-outs to your favorite followers on Twitter (hashtag #FF for Favorite Friday), organize live-chat events on Facebook and roundup up the week’s news on your blog.
ChangingAging has threads on multiple social networking sites so I’d like to begin featuring those conversations on the blog with a Friday Social Media Roundup.
Our group ChangingAging on LinkedIn (CALI) has recently eclipsed our Facebook Page by growing to over 1,000 members in just the past year. Managed by the irreplaceable Katherine Yanda, CALI is a hotbed of discussions on aging, culture change and aging services. Here’s a look at the most popular discussions this week:
I’d like to share a new design for a playground for elders at a local community center. It should open in your browser. Pictures here: http://db.tt/96XpBQJI
We have empowered the residents of our community by making them the decision makers when it comes to hiring new employees. Feature story here:Looking for a job? Residents now have the final say at Aviston…
ChangingAging on Facebook is a great place to keep up with our latest blog posts, but on the first Friday of the month the real action is at the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care’s Facebook Page, where Executive Director Sarah Wells leads a day-long live-chat focused on quality long term care:
Good morning and welcome to our fourth Consumer Voice Facebook First Friday! We think this is a fun and interactive way to chat monthly with advocates, consumers and others about hot topics in long-term care. This is Sarah Wells, Executive Director, along with other staff of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, chatting with you until 3pm ET today. Hope you’ll check back in throughout the day to comment on our wall. Feel free to jump into one of the questions I pose, pose your own question/issue, etc.
Turnover rates are extremely high in the nursing home industry. Some nursing homes have much higher turnover rates than others, and they have a hard time retaining nurses, nurse aides and other staff. Why is turnover so high? Why is it harder for some facilities to hold onto staff than it is for others?
On Twitter Friday is the day to #FF your favorite Twitterers. I like to thank my new followers and give a shout-out to folks who RT (retweeted) my posts:
Thank you to our new followers this week!
@changingaging You have been nominated as a Social Media Rockstar in the 2012 Best of the Web Awards 2012. http://www.seniorhomes.com/d/changing-aging/