7 Questions We Need to Ask Every Older Person is a wonderful article about curiosity and wisdom – being curious enough to tap into the wisdom of the elderly – the wisdom that only they possess as a result of living. The author points out that there is a difference in the types of questions that elicit reminiscing and story-telling and questions that draw out lessons learned that the elderly can pass on to younger generations. The article lists examples of questions to ask to have a more satisfying conversation with the elderly. Read Article
About the Author
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor, Dr. Jane Toler specializes in counseling individuals, couples, and families. She has navigated the caregiver journey in her own family, with clients, and with members of the group she facilitated, Caring for the Caregiver.
Dr. Toler earned her Ph.D. in Counseling from The University of North Texas and M.S. and B.A. degrees from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has been in the mental health field since 1996. She has volunteered at the Suicide and Crisis Center in Dallas and is an affiliate of the Stepfamily Association of America, now known as the National Stepfamily Resource Center.