Listening, a Skill You Can Learn

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The August 14 Salt and Light meeting presents Ruth Landauer, retired Director of Volunteers at Houston Hospice, who for 30 years trained volunteers in the skill of listening, particularly how to comfort someone we love who is going through a difficult time whether ceasing a relationship, facing a serious illness, or struggling with some other personal issues. Learn what to say and, just as importantly, what not to say for these times, including the final stages of life's journeys. Simple techniques keep the focus where it should be and relieve the pressure of problem-solving. These skills also can enrich relationships in other parts of your life.

She will provide information about Houston Hospice, too.

Salt and Light is the activity-based group for senior adults, but anyone may attend their meetings. Come to Fondren Hall for the gathering at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 14, stay for the 11 a.m. program, and an $8 lunch will be served at noon to those who RSVP by August 12 to info@stpaulshouston.org or 713-528-0527.