Dean outreach to local Senior Centers,
Retirement and Assisted Living Communities
What to do:
Senior Centers and Retirement Communities are great ways to reach
out to seniors and talk with them about Howard Dean. Senior Centers
often hold regular classes or meetings in their community rooms
which offer a great venue for holding a meeting to discuss the
state of the country, local issues, and Howard Dean. By scheduling
a "Get to Know Dean" event during one of these meeting
times and having large print materials available to hand out,
seniors can learn about Dean in their own community.
How to do it:
1. Use this link
to find a local retirement center. Or find a Senior Center, Assisted
Living Center, or Nursing Home in your area by using this link.
You can also go to Yahoo and click
on "Yellow Pages", click "change location"
on right hand side, type in your town and state and then type
in "Retirement Communities " and "Long-Term Care
and Hospice" in the search field.
2. Call the activities director at one of the locations that
you have found and ask to hold a meeting about Dean and current
political issues in the common room.
Set up a meeting date and time.
3. Print out some of our Dean
4Up Local Flyers so people can contact us if they are interested.
Go to Seniors For Dean to
print flyers. For other regular sized supplemental materials
see our writing resources page.
4. Make 50 copies of the flyers you want to bring.
5. Wear your Dean button.
6. Give a 20-30 minute talk on Dean. Ask for and answer people's
7. Hand out literature including the local
flyers. If they would like to volunteer have them go to SCVolunteersForDean.com.
If they don't have internet access please write down their contact
information and enter it on our website along with any special
interests they may have.
8. Ask if anyone there would like to host their own meeting with
their friends to talk more about Dean and if they'd like you to
come and speak. If so please exchange contact information with
them and follow up, or contact
us and we will contact them.
us with how things went and suggestions for improving the campaign.
We'd like to post your success stories.