Brief History

We go way back, have come a long way, and are still going strong.

Hamlyn Associates was founded in 1977 as the first firm to bring professional marketing strategies and techniques to the fledgling senior housing industry. We’ve grown from a solo consultancy to a nationally recognized leader, pioneering many of the best senior living marketing practices still in use today.

Over the last 35 years, we’ve seen the industry emerge, evolve and reinvent itself—more than once. We remember when residential senior living was a new concept a few mission-driven entrepreurs introduced to area neighborhoods. We remember when senior living communities began springing up seemingly everywhere, thus increasing competition. We remember when the real estate market bottomed out and required finding new ways thrive.

We’ve seen turnover, challenge and struggle. We’ve seen resilience, tenacity and mastery. We are proud of our participation in this ever-changing industry and are excited to continue to contribute. It’s been a privilege to serve many senior living communities, and we are eager to do the same for yours.