5 Easy Strategies to Engage Families at Your Senior Living Community

Family engagement with Seniors

Let’s face it, regardless of whether an individual is living at a senior living community or not, expecting consistent attention and engagement from adult children isn’t always likely. With that said, there are some tried and true ways to encourage these intergenerational relationships and drive engagement at your senior living community.


From hosting family events to providing resources and support, involving families in care and decision-making, and keeping them informed and involved, there are many ways to build strong relationships with families.


Families are an important part of the senior living community, and engaging them can help to create a supportive and welcoming environment for residents.

Here are five of the best ways to engage families at a senior living community:

  1. Host regular family events and activities: Organize regular events and activities that families can participate in together, such as game nights, movie nights, and holiday celebrations. Consider sharing all of your family-centric events through digital or printable activity calendars.

  2. Provide resources and support for families: Offer resources and support to families, such as information on caregiving, financial planning, and end-of-life care. A convenient way to alert families to these opportunities is through a consistent newsletter that highlights chances for adult children to get involved.

  3. Encourage family involvement in care and support: Involve families in the care and support of their loved ones, and provide opportunities for them to be involved in decision-making and care planning.

  4. Create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere: Make sure the senior living community is welcoming and inclusive for families, and provide opportunities for them to socialize and connect with others.

  5. Keep families informed and involved: Keep families informed about what’s happening at the senior living community, and provide opportunities for them to provide feedback and suggestions. Tools like an online portal provide a window to the community, and allows families to discover events, activities, and even make reservations to spend time with their loved ones.

Final Thought

In conclusion, engaging families in senior living communities is crucial for creating a supportive and welcoming environment for residents. By implementing these five strategies, communities can foster strong relationships with families and provide them with the resources, support, and opportunities they need to feel connected and involved. Whether it’s hosting events, offering resources, involving families in care and decision-making, creating an inclusive atmosphere, or keeping them informed, every effort counts towards building a strong community that values and supports all its members.

Chat with us to learn more about how InTouchLink can help your community perfect the resident experience, by providing easy tools designed to foster family engagement.

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