The SASH Program (Sell A Senior's Home) announced today the 4-year anniversary of their Coffee Time networking events, organized in partnership with the elder care provider community in the greater Puget Sound, Washington area.
Online PR News – 23-July-2010 – – The SASH Program’s Coffee Time events are relaxed, informal networking affairs that allow elder care providers to sit over a cup of coffee and have a friendly chat with other members of the senior care community.
New resources are shared, events are announced, providers are introduced, and valuable connections are made. Each Coffee Time attendee has an opportunity to describe their service or product to the group, and to share information with other providers in a 'non-sales' way.
“From our very first Coffee Time, the purpose has been to connect elder care providers together in collaboration and care,” said Rebecca Bomann, CEO and founder of The SASH Program. “We believe that when providers are working together as a team, the results are a higher level of care for our senior clients. It has been very gratifying to see how many positive connections have happened as a result of Coffee Time, and the many senior lives that have been benefited as a result of this great local event.”
The SASH Program was founded in 2005 by Rebecca Bomann, a real estate professional with a background in social work, after helping her own Grandfather to sell his home. Ms. Bomann thought there should be a less stressful and more dignified way for seniors to sell their homes, and so she started SASH. The SASH Program provides seniors with a private and custom-designed home sale service, allowing them to bypass the stress and unknowns of a conventional market sale.
The SASH Program’s Coffee Time events attract a wide range of professionals in the elder care community: Financial advisers, social workers, admissions directors for assisted living communities, geriatric counselors, senior real estate specialists, hospice workers, and downsizing professionals are among the diverse spectrum of professionals who regularly attend SASH Coffee Time gatherings.
Jennifer Creagan, Community Relations Director for Foundation House of Northgate in Seattle, Washington, is a regular attendee of Coffee Time. “I really enjoy our SASH Coffee Time because it gives us more intimate time to spend together with other colleagues in the senior care industry,” said Ms. Creagan. “We take this time to network, problem solve, and learn more information to help our elders. I feel this time is crucial for us to get to know what is available, and to whom we can refer our seniors and their families for additional services.”
“Providers contact us every month thanking us for providing this great event,” Ms. Bomann went on to say. “Since we have no guest speaker, we provide 2 hours of ‘talk time’, which provides a valuable opportunity to connect with other providers, and find out what other options are out there for our senior clients. New resources are shared, events are announced, providers are introduced, and great connections are made.”
There is no cost for SASH Coffee Time events, and membership or RSVP is not required for attendance. Providers are invited to come as they are, and to stay as long as they want, with coffee and treats provided. Since 2006, The SASH Program has hosted more than 140 Coffee Time networking events in the greater Puget Sound area.
Seniors and their families interested in learning more about The SASH Programs' private, custom-designed senior home sale service can visit www.sashprogram.com, or call 888-400-SASH for more information.