We LOVE our older members of society, they have done so much for humanity, and they have so much to teach us if only we will stop to listen. So this month try to make an effort to reach out to the older members of our community, to ask, and most importantly to LISTEN. During this COVID-19 Pandemic, so many have been missing family members in order to keep them safe, so video chat, send a text, or call each other and bring yourselves closer while staying safe.
Like so many in the healthcare industry we come in contact daily with vulnerable populations, we build relationships and value all members of our community. Our staff realize the important roles that our clients have played, and continue to play.
without further adieu, Here is a list of questions to get the ball rolling with the older people in your lives, and get to know them a little deeper.
1. When and where were you born?
2. Did you have brothers or sisters?
3. What kinds of games did you play as a kid?
4. What you have chores when you were growing up? Which were the easiest, which did you like the least?
5. What was the electricity, t.v. , phone, transportation system like when you were a kid?
6. Did you have any pets? what kind and what were there names?
7. What was your house like?
8. Where your parents strict? What were some of the rules they had? How did they handle punishments?
9. What was school/education like? What was your favorite subject?
10.Did you play any sports? if so what?
11. What did you want to be when you grew up?
12. What was special about your home growing up?
13. What was your favorite dinner? do you know how to make it still?
14. What were holidays like when you were growing up?
15. What is your favorite childhood memory?
16. What was your first job?
17. What was it like living during a war? Was there a difference between the wars?
18. What was your profession? and how did that come about?
19. What do you wish you had known when you were younger?
20. What is the most important thing I should know?
These are really just general questions that so often go overlooked, there are many many more, use these as starting point