Communicating with Seniors

Communicating with Seniors provides insights and techniques to facilitate communications with those who are in their senior years.

One CEU Hour


Provider Approval Information

  • FBPE Florida Board of Professional Engineers Provider #0009623
  • CE Broker #50-32681 Michigan Board Of Professional Engineers

Valid in states that do not issue Providership designations.

This class addresses the unique characteristics that Engineers should consider when communicating with seniors. The factors relating to biological age, impairments and cognitive abilities are addressed. Practical techniques for improving communication with seniors are presented.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe methods of calculating age.
  • Recognize the components of using the biological method of calculating age.
  • Recognize skills and considerations in communication with Seniors.

Who will Benefit from this Class

Engineers, like professionals in any field, can benefit from this class about communication with older people for several reasons:

  • Diverse Stakeholders
    In engineering projects, there are often diverse stakeholders, including clients, users, and team members who may be older. Effective communication is crucial to ensure that all stakeholders understand and contribute to the project's success.
  • User-Centered Design
    Older individuals may be end-users of products or systems. Understanding how to communicate with them helps in creating designs that are inclusive, user-friendly, and considerate of their needs and preferences.
  • Project Collaboration
    Engineering projects typically involve collaboration among individuals with different backgrounds and experiences. Learning to communicate effectively with older colleagues fosters a positive working environment and enhances teamwork.
  • Client Relations
    In some cases, engineers may need to communicate technical information to older clients or decision-makers. Being able to convey complex concepts in a clear and accessible manner can strengthen client relations and lead to successful project outcomes.
  • Ethical Considerations
    Effective communication with older individuals involves understanding their perspectives and needs. This can contribute to ethical decision-making in engineering, ensuring that projects consider the well-being of all stakeholders, including older members of the community.
  • Adaptability
    As technology and engineering practices evolve, older individuals may have different levels of familiarity with new tools and processes. Engineers who can adapt their communication style to bridge generational gaps can facilitate smoother transitions and implementation of new technologies.
  • Public Relations
    If engineers are involved in public-facing projects or initiatives, knowing how to communicate with older members of the community is essential for garnering support, addressing concerns, and maintaining a positive public image.
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance
    Understanding the needs and perspectives of older individuals is important for compliance with accessibility and anti-discrimination laws. Engineers need to ensure that their designs and products adhere to relevant regulations.

This course includes:

  • Virtual Access From Any Computer
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Competitive Pricing
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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