As presidential primaries are underway, candidates (both Democratic and GOP) are calling out to the senior community to favor their side. While the 2008 presidential election was one marked by record numbers of young voters, the 2012 presidential election will be the year of the over 65 voter. In the 2010 congressional elections, senior citizens accounted for almost one quarter of the voting population, the highest turnout in about a decade.
There is no doubt that senior voters have a lot to consider in this year’s election. Medicare and social security are hot debate topics among candidates, and both President Obama and the potential Republican contenders are working hard to get seniors on their sides. States with high senior populations like Florida are gearing up to play a huge role in the upcoming presidential elections.
Parc Communities knows the important role of politics in our residents’ lives which is why we offer transportation to polls election days. As one of our many informational seminars and activities we’ve featured informational sessions on changing Medicare plans to help our residents stay informed and up to date on the latest news affecting their lives.
Our seniors stay updated on the latest internet and social media election news through the internet, media and current events seminars. Our residents can learn to surf the web and research candidates they’re interested in learning more about. We will also be hosting a social media how-to in February to familiarize residents with Facebook, an important tool in modern-day elections.
Our Parc Communities staff takes pride in bringing our residents the best so they can be more informed and live happier, more fulfilled lives. For more information on our communities or to stay abreast of events at Parc, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. You can also contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment to experience our communities.