On Wednesday, 43 participants filled the #ElderCareChat tweet stream with wisdom and advice about life and caregiving, 140 characters at a time. Our live Twitter forum covered both the lessons we’ve learned through caregiving and the wise words we’ve heard from grandparents, parents, and other older adults in our circles.
As always, we were pleased to welcome new tweeps to the discussion along with our regular chat attendees, and the conversation was certainly an enriching and uplifting one.
The following questions took us through the hour:
Q1: What do you know now about growing older?
Q2: What wisdom did you gain from your grandparents?
Q3: What lessons did you learn from your parents?
Q4: What have you learned because of caring for a family member?
Q5: What have you learned from working with older adults?
Q6: What have you learned about asking for help?
Q7: What do you now know about living a meaningful life?
Q8: What have you learned about death and dying?
Check out these highlights:
Review the wealth of resources, insights and ideas shared here, via the full chat transcript (thanks to @ctffox of The Fox Group for providing this invaluable service). Analytics are available too; click here to see who attended.
Don’t miss our next chat: Wednesday, August 21st at 1pm ET. Please note that we meet only on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Anyone who is interested in and passionate about eldercare issues can join our chat, anytime. Prior participation is not required, nor is there a need to stay for the full hour.
If the “real-time” frame doesn’t sync with your schedule, or if you feel that your question or idea requires well beyond 140 characters, start a discussion thread on our LinkedIn page or use the #eldercarechat hashtag. The LinkedIn group is also a great place to continue previous discussions, connect with those who share similar interests, or talk about the services that you, or the company you represent, have to offer.