Ask a Senior for Advice

Connect with a senior and ask them to share their life experience and advice about the world.

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Maybe you’re having love troubles, feeling overwhelmed, or problems with a coworker. Why not turn to a senior for advice? Older adults have raised children and grandchildren, started businesses, volunteered, navigated relationships, and gained decades of wisdom. The holiday season is the perfect time to tap into their knowledge and ask them for advice.

This mission can help both you and your senior friend bridge the gap between generations and discover new perspectives on life, love, and relationships.

Not sure where to start? Here are some questions you may want to ask:

  1. How did you discover what was important in life and make it a priority?
  2. What advice would you give someone my age about ________?
  3. What are some of the biggest challenges you had as a parent, and how did you overcome them?
  4. What’s one thing you wish you did differently?

Tell us in the comments: what’s the best advice you received from an older adult?

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Completed this on Friday with. 91 year old male client.

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Prindar compania a un envejeciente sola o solo en esta navidad es la bendicion mas apreciada que puedes recibir.

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Live each day as if was your last

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For many years, people has used xmas as a time for sharing and caring. Those words are sharing caring. Is just for a short period of time of the year. I myself (Valerie) don’t feel are accepting that as sharing and caring. I strongly believe this should be for each and everyday. Some people don’t live to xmas. So with that! Every body needs somebody every day. I don’t understand why or how people (some) can give a little love. Yes do find me someone I can share for

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Lots of fun stories and smiles came from this ( from all of us!)❤️

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Spoke on phone with senior friend and we shared experiences with a loved one going through cancer treatments. She just needed to have someone listen to her share her feelings of what she was going through with her husband without judging her actions and reactions.

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This weekend a 76 yr old (male) shared his perspective on relationships of the heart by stating that according to his experience (and most men he has known), when courting, women should never put themselves out there by doing everything for a man. He explained that men will always respect what they can’t have and will always pursue what they want. Therefore women who give up too much will actually lower their chances of being in a committed relationship.

Rochelle Andrews
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I weekly turn to this beautiful lady who is my elder by 20 years (she is 78, I am 58). We promised to call each other weekly. Our day is Saturday, but it ended being on Dec. 24, 2019. She gave me advice about my older children who are not speaking to me right now. And she also has placed us on her prayer list which she takes seriously everyday. The LORD GOD quickly corrects me by reminding me this lady encourages me and counsels me more than I could ever give to her. I love turning her day around and making her laugh and forget about her troubles too. By the time we have finished talking on the phone, we are both energized and refreshed!

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Those are good questions and give the seniors respect and validate their value as a person and the wisdom they have gained.

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The best advice I received was to pray about decisions, think about it, make the decision, not look back. Trust God to lead.

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I used to work for two elderly people who were married, & every morning when I went to their house I would sit down and chat with the wife for at least 15 to 20 minutes while I waited for her husband to get out of the shower. I would ask her advice about so many things that I was going through in my life and her answers to me were always spot on and it was exactly what I needed to hear to get me through that rough spot unscathed! I still keep in touch with both of them and we go out to lunch together about once a month as well! Elderly people are so wise and I just love ? to be a part of their lives… ??❤️?