New Seniorly Sentiment Report Reveals Surprising Results About Seniors — And Inspires a Holiday Musical Show To Lift Spirits.

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In response to its Sentiment Report findings, Seniorly launches a special holiday edition of its hit variety show CurtainUp! to ease feelings of loneliness among isolated seniors.

Today, Seniorly.com, the fastest growing online marketplace to find senior living and care services, announced the results of its first Seniorly Sentiment Report. This new monthly report surveys hundreds of older adults who are active Seniorly users, asking about their feelings toward housing, caregiving, physical health, mental health, and financial health.

Results from the December 2020 report revealed significant isolation and loneliness among older adults but also an undeniable resiliency—43% report feeling happy or content this holiday season and 80% of overall respondents are feeling mentally healthy. Other highlights from the survey include:
50% of seniors report feeling restless, worried, or lonely.
24% of seniors want more social interactions
54% have changed their plans to move into a senior living community due to the pandemic.
35% of seniors plan to spend the holidays alone.

The survey data reveal many insights into how living conditions and support from family and friends correlate to current happiness or feelings of discontent. This month’s report includes responses from hundreds of older adults who are actively searching for senior living options with nearly 70% of respondents over 70 years old. The full report, along with our top ten data takeaways, is available here.

“We started Seniorly to help more older adults find happiness and engagement in their communities,” said Arthur Bretschneider, Seniorly’s CEO and Co-founder. “This has been such a difficult year as this report highlights, so we wanted to do something special. We hope this virtual holiday event—that’s produced just for seniors and designed to reach them at home—will bring smiles and joy to many over the holiday season.”

The CurtainUp! Holiday Special is a variety show with holiday music, trivia, and games for viewers to follow along with from home. The lineup of heartwarming segments and upbeat and sentimental songs will bring holiday cheer to senior living communities nationwide. Hosted by Seniorly's Emma Rodbro, Harrison Chad (Caroline, or Change) Sam Bolen (Midnight at the Never Get), Craig Cox (Blades of Glory), Chloe Joy Ivanson (Sunshine Songs), the Holiday special features performances by Tony Winner Laura Benanti, Ashley Loren (Moulin Rouge), Jason Tam (Be More Chill), Lauren Marcus (Be More Chill), Eric William Morris (King Kong), Darnell Abraham (Hamilton tour), and DeAundre Woods (Hamilton tour), and many more. The CurtainUp! Holiday Special is produced by Heredia Vision, a women-led digital production company founded during quarantine. The show is set to premiere on Seniorly’s Youtube Channel on December 18th at 4pm ET / 1pm PT.

About Seniorly
Seniorly helps families and older adults find the right senior living for their needs and budget. Combining the power of its advanced technology with the high-touch support of a national network of local advisors, Seniorly is modernizing senior living discovery. Through its online platform, Seniorly provides access to thousands of senior living communities, expert insights, and personalized recommendations based search preferences. Seniorly also has a growing marketplace of trusted companies, offering other services and products that are helpful to families at this stage of life. Founded in 2014, Seniorly currently supports over 3.5 million visitors every year on their senior living journey. Visit http://www.seniorly.com for more information.

About Heredia Vision
Heredia Vision is a women-led production company focused on empowering new voices and creating content for the digital space. Founded to create stories and opportunities with complex women, both on screen and off, the company makes space for women to lead and to be the driving force behind content creation, generates opportunities for growth and mentorship and fosters collective, community experiences for audiences.
Visit http://www.herediavision.com for more information.

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