Are you taking the time to really listen to what your senior friend has to say or are you assuming that you already know? If your conversations generally revolve around the weather or a favorite television competition, you might want to dig a little deeper and find out more about your loved one. In doing this, you will have a richer relationship and be better able to help improve the life of your special senior. They might want you to know things like these:
Sometimes people simply want to be in your presence, comfortable with being together in friendship or family relationship. Playing their favorite songs from the past or paging together through old magazines can be openings for important conversations. Seniors have had lives which might surprise you, cause you sadness or delight you, but you will do yourself and your loved one a service by listening to what they want to say.
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