Social marketing strategies for reaching older people with disabilities: Findings from a survey of centers for independent living participants

Rajean Paul Moone, Elizabeth B Lightfoot

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Abstract

Centers for independent living (CILs) provide critical supports, services, and advocacy for assisting people with disabilities in living independently. As there is a rapidly increasing population of older people with disabilities, many CILs are now considering how to actively engage older adults in their organizations. This study utilized a survey of older people with disabilities to help identify social marketing techniques that community organizations like CILs can use to effectively reach older people with disabilities. Utilizing the components of the social marketing mix in designing outreach efforts, including a critical examination of product, place, price, participants, and partnering, CILs and other community agencies can better reach older adults with disabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-81
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009

Keywords

  • Baby boomers
  • Elderly
  • Outreach
  • Social marketing

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