One Legacy is a company dedicated to helping organizations and families collect and publish special stories about personal legacy – One legacy for each of us. These stories connect us and remind us of life’s pivotal moments and lessons that can be honored and preserved for generations.
Legacy Sharing is an exciting, innovative,story-therapy activity program being offered by One Legacy. The facilitated, structured reminiscence activities are specially designed to identify, record and collect real life. The programs are designed to give the participants an opportunity to:
– Slow down from the hectic pace of life in general.
– Take time to recall personal memories.
– Share with others and experience the bond that results.
“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
Legacy Sharing for Groups and Senior Communities
Today’s senior communities are facing the enormous challenge of how to design, deliver and integrate wellness programs for the growing number of residents who are likely to spend more years of their lives in retirement. One solution is a holistic wellness approach that encompasses the whole human being and includes physical, mental, and social—and spiritual—experiences. (In today’s care communities, spirituality—sense of life purpose and legacy—is a recognized additional component of wellness.) We designed our story therapy programs to deliver these wellness practices and much ore. The program is designed with purposeful, family-focused games, tools and awards that increase social engagement. Full-service story editing and publishing services are also available.
Additional options include training, editing, branded materials, eBook publishing and the show-and-tell keepsake, a storybook collection which is an anthology of the stories written during the programs.
“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
We all have questions for our loved ones. They could be as simple as the identity of people in an old photo or the story of meeting their spouse. It could even be something more thought provoking such as the effects of war on their life or the one piece of advice they want to leave their grandchildren.
Our experienced Story Collectors will have a relaxed conversation with your loved one and create either a video or a hardbound book complete with treasured stories, pictures and mementos of their life.
When our loved ones are gone, so too are their stories. Let us help you gather these unique recollections today.
Online Legacy Sharing
One Legacy has a collection of stories about our PAST (historical events, overcoming loss, transitions in life), PRESENT (caring for others, triumphs, victories) and FUTURE (hope, dreams, moving on). We invite you to share your short story about any event or encounter that speaks to you about legacy. From battles with illness to military experiences to the special pets in your life, there are moments of legacy everywhere we turn. We believe that by sharing these stories, our community will be inspired, motivated and healed.
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. PUBLISH YOUR STORY HERE!
If you are interested in partnering with One Legacy to bring this program to your community, please contact us.