There are stories to be told

Connecting with others plays a vital role in our health, our well-being, and our community. One way to be better connected is to talk with individuals in different age groups to learn how they survived this pandemic or the Vietnam War or what they watched on their first color TV set.

May is Older Americans Month. To celebrate, the Clermont County Public Library and Clermont Senior Services partnered to present the Senior Connection. This project is a collection of questions designed to spark meaningful conversations between generations. By learning about the lives, struggles, and triumphs of older family members and friends, younger generations can be inspired by their strength and resilience.

Pick up the Senior Connection brochure available at the Library and Clermont Senior Services’ Lifelong Learning Centers. It’s packed with 32 questions that are guaranteed to spark some lively discussions.

For more information, call your local Library or Clermont Senior Services.

Senior Connections

Here are some questions you might ask to get the conversation started:

1.    If you could go back and be any age, what age would you be and why? 

2.   What was your first job? How much did you get paid? 

3.    What do you remember most about your parents or other family members in your household growing up?  

4.    Who were your friends growing up? Have you kept in touch with any of them throughout your life? 

5.    What was your favorite song? Who were some of your favorite musicians growing up? Did you ever see any of your favorite musicians play in concert? What do you remember about those shows?

For all 32 questions, pick up a Senior Connection brochure at your local Library or at a Clermont Senior Services Lifelong Learning Center.