Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Listening the important skill
Life gets so busy and people have so much to do that listening is not always easy. I had the privilege of visiting with a senior this week that was quite delightful. I thought if someone could just take ten minutes a day to spend with this lady so much of her loneliness would be lifted. Unfortunately the activities in the building do not provide enough stimulation for this lady. The activity program in assisted living centers are often times at the bottom of the priority for budgets. When there is a robust activity program facilities find they have less complaints and happier residents. We visited for about an hour and a half, hopefully she will take the initiative to explore more of what the facility has to offer.