Seniors are a national treasure; a wealth of wisdom, experience and time-tested insights. But like precious gems they need to be mined; unearthed and valued – their luster restored.
Today, October 1st, is National Seniors Day! We can all think of a senior who has made an impact in our lives. They are our mentors, our leaders, our grandparents and our loved ones. They are our volunteers, our neighbours and our role models.
If you are fortunate enough to have seniors in your life, you may have discovered the art of enriching your time together by coaxing stories out of them. Indeed they have many… and sharing can rekindle their passions while endowing you with a treasure chest of meaningful memories.
If you are so inclined, you might choose to tape-record your aging loved ones as they recount their days gone by. Some may even enjoy having you document their stories and capturing them for future generations to enjoy.
In whatever fashion you choose to converse, here are some questions you might like to ask your favourite senior:
If you know someone who is elderly you are truly blessed. Let them know you cherish them by lending them your ear and encouraging them to share their stories. This exchange is a gift of a lifetime!