Communicating with Older Adults


A S TUD EN T S P E A K S During the years I worked as a food server I grew accustomed to waiting on older people. They can’t always read the menu, they complain that the lighting in the restaurant is too low, they like their dinner experience to be slower, they can’t find their silver when they need it, the soup is never hot enough and the cup of coffee is never full enough. They would yell at me because they could not hear me. It used to make me mad, but now I understand they are just real people experiencing growing old. Yes, they may have problems like losing some of their senses and other physical changes, but in actuality they are the same as me. Debbie, age 27

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@inproceedings{Touhy2011CommunicatingWO, title={Communicating with Older Adults}, author={Theris A. Touhy}, year={2011} }