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Testimonials (click Testimonials tab above to view all)
"When I think of Marketing, I think of Marla. She is simply the best. Marla provided our non-marketing staff with practical and achievable methods for finding ways of marketing that work for them, and that will also delivers results. I look forward to future collaboration with Marla as our care management service continues to grow."Linda Collins, Director, Care Options
Marla and her team are a great resource for us. She helped us understand the aging market in Chicago and her guidance was instrumental to the success of our Senior Living and Care directory business in the area. Her insights into the senior housing market are invaluable. Her team, a pleasure to work with.
Anita Kremer, President
Alternatives for Seniors
We partnered with Focus on Aging to provide a fresh look and approach to our outreach efforts. Marla and her team are some of the most intelligent and dedicated staff that we have ever encountered. In addition to providing strategic direction, we have been so pleased with the practical strategies that have been implemented. We feel blessed to be in partnership with Marla and her team; they have become part of our team.Jonathan Kaspar
Administrator-Healthcare, Brandel Health & Rehab, part of Covenant Village of Northbrook
“Marla showed me how effective social media marketing could be. Based on her research, I took the plunge. Focus on Aging developed a social media plan and proved that putting my reputation in Marla’s hands was the best decision I could make. Her team implemented my plan and minimized the amount of work on my end, all at a reasonable cost. I obtained new clients, which I contribute to Marla’s hard work and marketing expertise.”Michael Craven, Attorney/Partner | Harrison & Held, LLP
"I hired Marla to be my marketing coach. She was very helpful and always kept me on task; she gently reminded me of important things to follow up on and provided me with amazing contacts all who were invaluable to me in order to grow my practice. Marla is extremely professional, provides personal service, and is a marketing maven!"Srdjan Andrei Ostric, MD | Hand Surgeon
"Marla is THE marketing guru in the field of elder care. She is a great networker and you can guarantee when you go to an event, someone will know Marla. She stays up-to-date on the ever-growing older-adult industry and is always seeking out new opportunities for her clients and thinking outside of the box. Our firm has worked with Marla since day one and we have never been disappointed-she is an integral part of our marketing campaign. I cannot recommend her enough!"Kerry Peck, Attorney, Managing Partner, Peck Ritchey, LLP
"Marla is a true professional and has been an exceptional marketing resource at our many facilities. Whatever the project, she always produces outstanding results."Brian Cloch | Principal, Pathway Senior Living, Owner, Transitional Care Management
"We have repeatedly used the services of Focus on Aging to help us establish long-term relationships, which lead to increased referrals, census gain and a boost to our bottom line. Their professionalism and attention to detail is a major reason we continue using them for both short- and long-term marketing projects. We also have used and recommend Focus on Aging for recruiting projects as they always find the perfect candidates. They use their connections, excellent networking and relationship marketing skills when recruiting. "Carl J. Brodarick | Chief of Marketing, Seasons Hospice
"I have known and worked with Marla since she first entered the field of aging. She immediately showed a propensity and understanding of the elderly. Over the years she has proven her selfless dedication in the industry as well as the non-profit world. Her knowledge was vital in developing a project for us while I was Commissioner. Her passion and expertise helping Casa Central has been invaluable. Without reservation I would recommend her company to any elder care or any organization needing marketing assistance."Rev. Daniel Alvarez | Former Commissioner of Human Services, City of Chicago
"Marla has made our facilities an enormous success through her keen understanding of the senior housing market, and her organizational ability, follow-through, persistence and relationship skills. Her remarkable insight of eldercare marketing has helped us package or re-package many of the programs and philosophies we've always had. She capitalizes on our strengths and counsels our weaknesses."Jay Lewkowitz, LCSW | Consultant | Former Executive Director, Oakton Place