Griswold Home Care Sparks Empathetic Aging Conversations with a Game

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Goal is to Make Tough Subjects Easier so Loved Ones Can Maintain Quality of Life

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Having these conversations is a gift to your families if they ever have to make decisions for you, but they’re not always easy.

If you become sick or hurt, do your loved ones know what kind of care you want? Griswold Home Care is helping community members start that vital, albeit difficult, conversation through a social game.

Partnering with Common Practice, a Philadelphia-based movement-building company that focuses on improving communication and decision making to enhance quality of life, Griswold will introduce the game Jan. 25, 2017, at its Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, corporate office.

Called Hello, the game encourages players to ask questions of others, and record their answers. Chips are accumulated as part of the game play. The purpose: to make families comfortable with weighty topics that might not normally be talked about.

“Having these conversations is a gift to your families if they ever have to make decisions for you, but they’re not always easy,” said Matt Murphy, CEO of Griswold Home Care. “Common Practice shares Griswold’s values of empathy and compassion, so it’s great to be partnering with them on this.”

The unveiling of Hello begins at 4 p.m. and will be available to caregivers, social workers and other healthcare professionals via a Facebook Live event on Griswold’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/GriswoldHomeCare/).

To learn more about Common Practice, go to http://www.commonpractice.com. To find out more about Hello, contact media[at]commonpractice[dot]com or call 267-984-3493

About Griswold Home Care

With 130 locations in 33 states, Griswold Home Care is one of the country’s top home health agencies, providing compassionate care 24/7 to its clients. Its mission is to help adults remain in their homes and maintain quality of life despite advanced age or onset of illness, through services including companion care, home services, personal care, and respite care. Founded by Jean Griswold, the company is celebrating 35 years and has maintained its founder’s profound sense of empathy for older and disabled adults and those living with chronic conditions. For more information, visit http://www.GriswoldHomeCare.com, or call 215-402-0200.

For more information on this event, contact Gary Frisch at gfrisch[at]sprytecom[dot]com or by phone at 215-545-4715 x25.

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