The Great Thanksgiving Listen

The Great Thanksgiving Listen (SENIOR VOICES) 111615The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a pilot project started by StoryCorps which engages people of all ages to listen and be thankful for the stories our elders have to share.  Although this project is designed for school age students, the concept is a welcome one for everyone to join in on the historic effort.  All you need to participate is a smartphone and the StoryCorps mobile app.  Then simply pick a grandparent, neighbor, family friend, or resident in your senior living community over the age of 65 who you’d like to interview.

This Thanksgiving, engage with the elders in your community.  There are resources here to help you get the most out of your interview experience.

Learn more about this movement on the StoryCorps website.

About Cindy Heilman

Cindy is the founder and owner of Kind Dining®, which she began in 2006. She’s traveled across the country and Canada working with and training senior living communities that want to create an exceptional dining experience for their residents and staff. In addition, she certifies select professionals in her Kind Dining® philosophy and provides tools, now in an eLearning format, that make learning stick and help people put insights into action. As a result of her work, clients often share their staff has a new sense of purpose, get along better and keep their focus and energy on what matters most. In fact, she wrote a book, Hospitality for Boomers on how to attract residents and keep good team members. In her free time, she enjoys walking Oregon trails and cheering on her favorite soccer teams, the Portland Thorns and Timbers.

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