How to Speak Senior Citizen

Elaine Cogan gives these tips for talking about planning issues with senior citizens and getting the most out of them throughout the planning process.
October 1, 2009, 6am PDT | Tim Halbur
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"First, realize their worth. They have longevity and history, and well remember what may or may not have aroused controversy in the past. Certainly, times change, but it is always helpful to be apprised of any context that would help smooth the way for current ideas.

Second, meet and greet them on their own turf. Make presentations or even hold a community meeting at retirement facilities or senior centers. They usually have ample meeting space and welcome visitors."

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Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 in Planning Commissioners Journal
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