It’s not easy to have multiple generations under one roof. As life expectancy increases, the word “senior” is not a one size fits all term. Different ages mean different lives. On set for this segment of Seniors Today are Jean “Gigi” Duberville, who is 88 years old, and her daughter June Barnard to discuss the generational differences among seniors.
A Full House
Life experiences can shape a person’s viewpoint on the world, and sometimes seeing eye-to-eye can be difficult when those life experiences are not shared.
“There were four generations, and the fifth generation was a mile down,” says June Barnard. “And 3 dogs and 2 cats,” adds Gigi Duberville.
With such a full house, it takes a lot of communication to avoid conflict. “They didn’t understand me, and I didn’t understand them,” says Gigi of her grandchildren. “It wasn’t easy, but it was good. It was nice to see everybody.”
Today, Gigi has moved into a senior living community, but she hasn’t forgotten the experience of navigating life with her family of different generations.
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