Make Eye Contact When You Speak

(Tip # 4)
Contributed By: Activity Specialist Andrew McN
Make Eye Contact When You Speak

Communicating effectively with seniors may be challenging, especially since many have hearing and/or sight impairments. So I make sure I look at seniors when I talk with them. This allows me to make sure I have their attention. Also, the good eye contact allows each of us to pick up on nonverbal cues that are an important part of absorbing the meaning of what is said. I also speak slowly to allow seniors to digest the words.

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