By: Sarah Adams | Client Success Specialist
August 9, 2022
With K4Community, community staff members can now create and manage events in their community better than ever.
With our robust events feature, staff can go beyond simply creating event calendars. You have the ability to manage sign-ups and waitlists, track attendance (even from your mobile device), and learn more about your residents’ interests through our newest Data and Insights feature. Once an event is created, staff can seamlessly make event information accessible via Voice, Mobile App, Digital Signage, Direct Broadcast (in-room TV), as well as add to printable calendars. Put another way, staff enter events into K4Community one time and the event information is shared in multiple ways so that residents can stay connected with their community. We like to call it, “create once, publish everywhere.”
However, event management is only as good as the events themselves. And we are here to help! According to one of our recent Data Insights Reports, 89% of residents say a variety of content/experiences to choose from is important to them.
Below are five examples of standout events that are sure to increase your community’s engagement and resident happiness. Each of these options can be streamed virtually in order to meet the expectations of all who might be interested or benefit from these offerings – even from the comfort of home.
“Virtual experiences provided a dependable and scalable way to curb resident social isolation while in quarantine. While residents are eager to return to socializing in-person, a hybrid offering of both virtual and in-person events will meet the new expectations for residents who want to maintain that connection to community programming while at home.” – K4Connect’s Summer 2021 Data Insights Report
Guest Speaker Lecture Series
Consider scheduling a variety of popular to unusual topics to appeal to different resident interests! A free community service offered by AARP provides guest speakers
who speak to a wide range of subjects. You can find more information by visiting AARP.org.
Spice things up for your residents by introducing a teaching kitchen! This can be a great opportunity to introduce healthy lifestyles, unique cultural dishes, or even revisiting basic cooking techniques. Who doesn’t love good food?
A long time favorite, DIY tutorials can be as simple or as creative as you wish to be. A few examples are basic woodworking, painting, or even creating suncatchers!
Creative Writing Club
Writing is an art form that belongs to everyone, no matter the age or skill level. Provide a creative outlet to your residents through a writing club. Each week, new writing prompts or creative writing techniques keep residents engaged and connected with each other and themselves.
In order to lean into your community’s equity, diversity and inclusion, consider partnering with local organizations or universities to expand inclusive cultural programming and services for residents.
Looking for more inspiration? Reach out to a client success specialist for a one on one consultation via this link.