One Legacy® is dedicated to the art of collecting stories. It’s simple, secure and personally rewarding. We’re proud to announce our new summertime event called “Celebrating Seniors and Caregivers”, where we offer selected free services and discounted Legacy Sharing programs to help families and groups collect those amazing stories from loved ones.
We are very excited to offer this program to those families who realize how important it is to collect the special memories and stories to share with future generations. Why is this so important to me? My dad passed away in December last year. He was a World War II veteran and also a survivor of the great depression. He and my mom being gone now reminds me that we are rapidly losing a generation of people that survived the most difficult times, fought wars, and provided many of the things that we take for granted today.
We honor all the wonderful seniors who have stories, and lessons, to share with future generations. I personally have had the pleasure of visiting almost 50 senior communities in the St. Louis area. It has been the one of the best experiences of my lifetime to sit and chat with people who survived and thrived through very difficult times. The stories I’ve heard are amazing.
For the rest of this summer I’ll be sharing some great stories about my Dad. I invite you to share a story about, or from, a member of our greatest generation. Whether it be a parent, grandparent, or just a friend who has an experience that inspired them, we invite you to share it with the One Legacy community. I think you’ll be glad you did! We always appreciate when people submit a story to our website, we love it. But even if you aren’t able to share with us, I ask that you somehow begin saving the stories of your loved ones. It is so important. I’m already finding that stories from my parents are starting to fade away. So, make this the day you begin to save or share the stories. And don’t forget, One Legacy is here to help if you need us!
Founder – One Legacy®
Sharing for Senior Communities
The time residents spend living in a community is ideal to reflect upon their life journey. Life Enrichment Teams can now utilize Legacy Sharing for Senior Communities and offer residents an outlet to ponder and then recount their personal life stories. Developed to include purposeful, family-focused games, tools and awards, Legacy Sharing for Senior Communities exercises participants’ brains and adds to their quality of life by promoting enhanced social interaction.
“The Legacy Sharing Program has been a magnet for getting residents out of their rooms and socializing more often with each other. Sharing their memories and telling their stories with a facilitated group of active listeners, clearly energizes the participants. As a result of the program, residents are frequently drawn out of their shells and motivated to visit with and learn more from each other.” – Teresa R., Activities and Volunteer Coordinator, Sunrise Senior Living
Legacy Sharing for Families
Within each of us is a great story to be told.
After a loved one passes, their treasured stories can be permanently lost. But now, those cherished histories can be saved for families to revisit their own personal legacy. Through Family Legacy Sharing our Certified Story Collector will gather your loved one’s personal stories through a series of comfortable one-on-one conversations. Throughout the conversation, your loved one will be prompted to retell their life story and share any insight or advice they may have for future generations. Families will then receive either a video biography, narrated slide show or hard-bound book of their loved one’s conversations.
“People need to tell their stories and pass down their legacy – it’s as important a stage of life as learning how to walk or crawl.” – Kitty Axelson-Berry of Modern Memoirs, Inc. *
*courtesy of Stephen Magagnini, Writing Down Family Histories as Baby Boomers Look Back, Sacramento Bee – 10/25/2015
MindsEye Radio serves people who cannot read the printed word. Community Outreach Coordinator Amelia Christ spoke with Mike Stith, Founder of One Legacy, about something Mike calls “legacy sharing” – the opportunity to pass on the stories of one generation to the next.
Share Your Own Legacy Story Today
Not a writer? No problem! We have a simple sharing form and editors who can assist you. We can include your personal photos and links in the posts and can even accept audio files. SHARE YOUR STORY HERE!