In Response To Social Media Craze, PCI Communications Offers Timeless Social Networking To 55+ Market

Valerie Longo, PCI Communications Inc. publishes private community phone directories in Central & SW Florida. Social networking is needed for connecting with friends and neighbors, as a resource for referrals, and for communicating with like-minded individuals. The PCI phone directory is the “original” social networking tool designed to build community in a group of individuals. “Residents of private residential communities reside there to have a sense of belonging and camaraderie,” said Valerie Longo. “Residents depend on the directories as a valuable resource in their daily living to stay connected with neighbors, find events and activities as well as locate local businesses.”

Former CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates, agreed on the importance of communication. Bill Gates said, “I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.”

Many people move into private communities to feel a sense of belonging and become engaged with others on a daily basis. Printed phone directories have been a key resource for private residential communities. When a small group of individuals can have their own private tool for communication and networking, it enhances the group’s camaraderie and makes the group more cohesive.

This is not a new concept; PCI has been publishing these private community directories in Florida for over 40 years. “The Zellwood Station Community Directory, printed by PCI Communications, is an invaluable tool for our staff and our residents. In addition to listing the residential addresses and phone numbers, the directory includes operating departments, the board of directors, the pro shop, and restaurant information. When the residents need AC, plumbing repairs, general construction, exterminators, etc. the directory suggests vendors that advertise in the book. Each year everyone patiently looks forward to the new copy of the community directory,” says Jeanne B. of Zellwood Station.

“The PCI Community directory is the one item every resident looks for each year. They customized the cover to our community and provide a center fold map of our 32 miles of roads. It’s well designed and has large print for this 55 and over community. Additionally the directory features advertising from local service providers that the residents find helpful. Brookridge residents love their PCI Resident directory,” explains Ray Geroux, Brookridge General Manager.

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