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Unlocking Insights, Empowering Growth in Senior Living

Innovators in Senior Living

Discover Expert Strategies and Insights for Senior Living Success.
Join our CEO and founder on From Leads to Leases: A CCR Growth Podcast as he explores the dynamic world of senior living, uncovering insights, trends, and innovations shaping the industry today.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a passionate advocate, we invite you to share your expertise and stories with our audience.

Latest Episodes

Beyond Amenities: Carving a Unique Identity in Senior Spaces

This episode explores the importance of brand identity in senior living communities. Brand identity goes beyond logos and taglines; it is the soul of the community that creates a sense of belonging for residents and their families. Core values play a crucial role in shaping the culture of the community and guiding decision-making. Storytelling is a powerful tool for showcasing the vibrancy and diversity of the community. Design and aesthetics create a welcoming space that resonates with residents. Community engagement fosters a sense of belonging and connection. Digital marketing is a dialogue that invites conversations and strengthens the community's brand identity.

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In this conversation, Jerry Vinci interviews Thomas Sanders, a renowned photographer and filmmaker specializing in senior living photography. They discuss the power of storytelling through photography and filmmaking in the senior living industry. Sanders shares his attraction to the industry and how he started by photographing seniors in a living community. They also discuss the evolution of visual storytelling in senior living and the need for more authentic and diverse imagery. Sanders emphasizes the importance of showcasing physical activities and modern lifestyles to appeal to the baby boomer generation. He also shares some unique storytelling moments and projects he has worked on. In this conversation, Tom Sanders discusses the importance of authenticity in photography...

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The conversation explores the challenges and opportunities of embracing extended golden years and addressing long-term care in an age of increasing senior longevity. The two main themes discussed are financial hurdles and technological advancements. The economic hurdles include the need for savvy financial planning to ensure that retirement savings last as long as the extended lifespan. The technological advancements focus on the complexities and opportunities of seniors navigating the digital world, including the digital divide, adaptation and usability challenges, privacy and security risks, and healthcare technology gaps. The conversation emphasizes the importance of senior living communities adapting to meet the evolving needs of seniors and providing support in financial planning and tech savviness.

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In this episode, Jerry Vinci discusses the importance of inbound marketing in the senior living industry. He highlights the limitations of traditional marketing methods like billboards and postcards and explains why inbound marketing is more effective. Jerry explains that inbound marketing focuses on genuine connection, tailored experiences, storytelling, and becoming a lighthouse in a sea of options. He then outlines the components of a comprehensive inbound marketing strategy, including content creation, website optimization, social media engagement, and email marketing. Jerry concludes by sharing the benefits of inbound marketing, such as higher ROI, increased lead generation, improved conversion rates, and higher customer retention.

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In this conversation, Jerry Vinci interviews Paige Hoffman, a trailblazer in sustainability within the senior living sector. They discuss the importance of integrating sustainability practices in senior living communities and the role of technology in enhancing sustainability efforts. They also touch on the challenges and trends in the industry and provide advice for senior living providers looking to enhance their sustainability programs.

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This episode explores the debate between aging at home and choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). The financial implications of selling a home, particularly in states with high capital gains taxes, can make staying at home more appealing. However, CCRCs offer benefits such as safety, socialization, and support systems that can enhance quality of life. CCRCs provide a sense of community and connection, engagement and activity, support systems, independence within the community, intergenerational interaction, and a sense of belonging. To win over more seniors, CCRCs must craft a compelling narrative that emphasizes these advantages and addresses emotional and practical concerns.

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Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) is the total impact, both financial and communal, a resident has throughout their stay in a senior living community. CLV varies across different types of senior living communities, such as independent living, assisted living, memory care, and CCRCs. Independent living residents have a lower turnover rate and a longer average stay, resulting in a CLV range of $180K to $480K. Assisted living residents have a shorter length of stay but higher fees, with a CLV range of $84K to $252K. Memory care residents require specialized care, leading to a CLV range of $85K to $242K. CCRCs offer a full spectrum of care and have the highest CLV, averaging over $500K...

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In this conversation, Keely Raff and Jerry Vinci discuss the power of niche marketing in the senior living industry. They explore the shift from a health-centric to a life-centric approach and the importance of understanding the whole person and their lifestyle. Keely shares examples of successful niche marketing strategies, such as targeting specific professions or interests, partnering with local organizations, and offering tailored amenities and services. They also emphasize the need for data analysis and measurement to determine the effectiveness of niche marketing efforts. In this conversation, Keely and Jerry discuss the importance of niche marketing in senior living...

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In this episode, Jerry Vinci discusses how to elevate your senior living brand while attracting quality leads. He emphasizes the importance of authenticity, consistency, emotional connection, and differentiation in building a strong brand. Vinci explains that investing in your brand now is non-negotiable due to the increasing competition in the senior living market. He provides strategies for elevating your brand online, including showcasing real-life testimonials, creating a welcoming website, engaging on social media, and producing educational content. Vinci concludes by highlighting the role of a strong brand in cultivating meaningful relationships and attracting direct inquiries from families.

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In this episode, Jerry Vinci discusses the data-driven revolution in senior living and its impact on marketing, sales, operations, and the resident experience. He emphasizes the importance of data analytics in understanding prospective residents and their families and how it can be used to turn data into strategic assets. Vinci explores the role of data in personalization, lead generation, resident retention, and satisfaction. He also highlights how data can inform operational decisions, enhance sales strategies, and enable predictive analytics for future planning. Vinci concludes by urging senior living providers to embrace data analytics and build a culture of continuous refinement.

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CCR Growth has built a team of senior living experts who have a deep understanding of digital marketing in the industry. Their expertise goes far beyond short-term trends and instead targets building a long-term strategy for brand consistency, visibility, and connection with prospects and their families in meaningful ways. Such a pleasure to work with!
M. Lorenzi
Sales & Marketing Manager
We have worked with CCR Growth for 8+ years for almost all of our online needs. Besides the increased growth, perhaps the most beneficial is that their team of senior living specialists always provides next-step recommendations and strategic suggestions I depend on to help us stay competitive. CCR Growth always helps match our needs to the best methods to increase our lead gen and ROI.
D. Matthews
Director of Marketing
We appreciate the detailed strategy CCRG developed for us, and their willingness to accommodate the goals and vision we value. The CCR Growth team is very experienced and hardworking, and it’s a great feeling to know we’re in the hands of capable senior living professionals who truly care about our company and our success. We’re very happy with the progress we have made and are excited to see how their work will continue to improve our digital outreach to prospects and industry partners.
P. Nicely
Director of Operations
A pleasure to work with the whole CCR Growth team. Over the last five years they’ve consistently maintained a hands-on, structured way of handling our marketing, communication and sales that gives me peace of mind to know they have a plan, have communicated the goals of the plan, and are actively working to achieve those milestones right along side us. They continue to be super flexible (even as they’ve grown as an agency) and work as an invaluable extension to our community teams.
L. Bagley
Chief Operating Officer

About the From Leads to Leases Podcast

Join CCR Growth CEO Jerry Vinci as he explores the dynamic world of senior living, uncovering insights, trends, and innovations shaping the industry today.Our episodes are easily digestible yet jam-packed with knowledge and insights you can use in your own business. While our primary focus is the senior living industry, the lessons and strategies discussed are universally applicable across business sectors.Tune in as Jerry engages with industry experts in Marketing, Sales, Operations and Strategy, offering thought-provoking conversations and actionable advice. These innovative concepts will challenge conventional thinking and inspire you to make positive changes in your business to transform leads to leases.
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