The Grief We Don’t Think About As Senior Living Providers

Paul E. Griffin III, CEO and President, Griffin Living

  1. Invite as many family members to tour the community as possible. Have seniors come with multiple generations of family to surround them, and allow them to envision the community as a place to be together and to heal.
  2. Host events at the community for families. Meals are a good bet. We host a big Sunday brunch with omelette stations, waffle makers, and music that is popular with families. And we are thinking of more events like this all the time: Taco Tuesday, wood-fired pizza and s’mores night on the patio, etc.
  3. Make it clear that families are welcome at other times as well: invite loved ones to take part in the lectures, concerts, outings, crafts, fitness classes, and whatever else is going on in the community.
  4. Finally, consider offering bereavement support groups that meet on a regular basis with qualified facilitators.

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Griffin Living

An award-winning, privately-owned real estate development company dedicated to building the future of senior living.