Tips for Communicating with Seniors

Tips for Communicating with Seniors - talking on the phone

Seniors crave social connection as much as the rest of us, especially since the isolation COVID-19 has brought. Unfortunately, sometimes they are less able to verbalize their feelings as well as they used to or are self-conscious about slower speech or reduced memory. Some extra effort may be needed to strike up a conversation with them. It’s important to try not to treat them differently. Realize that they have had rich experiences, which can tap into and learn from during our time with them. Your honest and loving curiosity about their lives will both help to trigger memories for them as well as provide a natural path for conversation. We have put together a few tips for communicating with seniors.

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