I am fortunate to have many friends who also work with seniors in my community. We all love to serve seniors, and we love to have fun. Every holiday we put together a “show” that we take on the road. We like to say we are not professional entertainers, but we are entertaining!

This week we visited seven local assisted living communities to perform our Easter show. We danced, shared some interesting Easter trivia (did you know the first Easter eggs were RED?) and played Easter hangman. While visiting the 6th assisted living on our list, one of the seniors pointed out that I had misspelled the word COTTON (I spelled it cotten…oops!). She actually said, “that lady can’t spell”, which had us laughing until we cried. Seniors do not hold back. LOL!

Our next traveling show is to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with local independent living communities, and I can’t wait to celebrate and laugh with the residents. By the way, we go by our show name “The Quirky Crew” – our name was, of course, inspired by an outspoken senior. I’ll tell that story another time…it’s a good one!


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Lori Williams Senior Living Expert & Host of the Podcast, Aging in Style

Owner/Founder of Lori Williams - Senior Services. I’ve worked in senior living for over 16 years. My passion for learning all I could about aging, dementia and resources for older adults was inspired by my grandmother who was diagnosed with dementia in 1994. I am also the creator and host of the podcast, Aging in Style. The purpose of the podcast is to educate on all things senior related and to share stories of inspirational seniors.

I have a degree in Marketing from LSU, and I am a Certified Senior Advisor and a Certified Dementia Practitioner.

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