Understand common difficulties of elderly witnesses.
Limit the workload on the witness.
Prepare them for the environment.
Review their testimony.
Utilize their strengths.
How do you involve the elderly?
Inspiration for Keeping Your Aging Parents Active and Engaged
On your next visit, take a walk together.
Find a senior exercise program in the area.
Offer to host a coffee date.
Teach your loved one how to video call.
Hit the internet.
Encourage senior living options.
How do you communicate with difficult elderly and older adults?
How to Communicate With Difficult Seniors and Older Adults
Exercise Patience and Compassion. It goes without saying that patience and compassion are often needed when dealing with the elderly.
Ask Instead of Order.
Ask Instead of Assume.
Use “I” instead of “You” Language.
Offer Choices Whenever Possible.
What do you say to witness to Jesus?
You might say something like, “ I believe that God sent His son Jesus to earth, and Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins. I get a lot of peace from my relationship with God, and I’d love to share that with you.” Then, tell them more about Jesus’ life and death, based on your studying of the Scripture.
What are seniors interested?
We have put together a list of our top 15 hobby ideas to give older people some inspiration.
Sports. As we’ve already mentioned, it’s especially important for older people to stay physically active.