What do you gain by spending time with elderly?

When we give up time that is precious, what do we gain? Spending time with a parent reminds us of things we put aside for life’s demands. We might gain back moments of satisfaction. Our experience in working with older people is we get back a moment when people were more candid and less politically correct that brings humor and even laughter. We get pomposity, sweetness, whimsy, and rich gems of truth. Mostly we get determination and a desire to see what is next well into the 90th decade. We want a piece of that!

How can you start with doing some of this? Think about what you know about your parent and what are the interests? Does your parent still have a group of friends that could be involved? Make contact with your local community services to assist you in contacting people who can help. Need some more help? Want to know more? We have a service that offers planned conversations with senior adults; however, we also offer free advice and assistance.

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