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®
Many thanks to our Sponsors and Partners!
This summer we began inviting sponsors and partners to join One Legacy in spreading the word about Legacy Sharing services to families and groups in Metro East IL and St. Louis MO. These businesses understand the value of meaningful reminisce activities for seniors, and are kind enough to help support our program so we can continue to offer free consulting and personal story publishing. Also with their help, One Legacy will participate in caregiving events and conferences throughout the area. We sincerely thank the following community minded businesses for their great support!
TheBANK of Edwardsville, a leading locally-owned community bank, with 19 branch offices in Illinois and St. Louis. Bill Yarbrough, Marketing Coordinator, says “TheBANK is happy to sponsor One Legacy, a local business providing such unique value to senior communities and families.”
MindsEye radio, located at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville IL, serves people who cannot read the printed word. Some listeners are totally blind. Others have low vision from macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, trauma or glaucoma. There are listeners who can no longer turn the pages of a newspaper because they have had a stroke or have Parkinson’s disease. Anyone who cannot read a traditional newspaper because of a disability is eligible for service from MindsEye. Amelia Christ, Community Outreach Coordinator, says the team at MindsEye themselves enjoyed reading the stories from One Legacy enough that they are now reading them on the air! Click here for a link to an on-air interview with Mike Stith. With the help of the community, we’ll proudly continue to provide great stories for listeners.
Morning Glory Homecare, Inc. is a family owned independent agency, since 1998 has been providing clients of all ages with quality non-medical home care services. They serve Madison, St. Clair, Macoupin and Jersey Counties in IL. Rachael Stuart, Director of Operations, sees Legacy Sharing as “a wonderful program to introduce to the families we proudly serve.”
Hitz Home, a faith-based, non-profit nursing facility located in Alhambra, Il, is partnering with One Legacy to bring Legacy Sharing Story Therapy Workshops to their community. Hitz Home offers a complete range of care including rehabilitation and short and long term skilled nursing care. Susan Tudor, Administrator, says, “We are happy that our residents participate in Legacy Sharing each week. They seem very satisfied with the program and have shared many great stories!”
Autumn View Gardens , a service-oriented assisted living community in Creve Coeur, MO. As a faith-based organization, they are devoted to serving residents with compassion, kindness, and attentive care. This faithful service gives seniors the freedom to make themselves at home in a warm, friendly atmosphere. They participated in a pilot program for Legacy Sharing this summer, and residents got to experience the power and meaning of sharing and writing stories. Ashley Wheeler, Executive Director says “We were very happy with the participation and comments that our residents shared during the program. Several of our residents attended every week, and loved it!”
Would you like to help us offer our Legacy Sharing program for families in your community? We would like to begin offering free consulting and story publishing to many more families in your community. To do so we need to find even more great sponsors, partners or donations. Your help would be greatly appreciated and will allow us to extend our outreach. Interested? Please contact us at 618-960-7252, or email me at email@example.com
Thanks again to everyone who participated in One Legacy during our program launch this year. So many people and businesses have experienced the meaningful art of Legacy Sharing. I look forward to sharing our program with many new businesses and families in the future. Each shared legacy inspires the community. I’m grateful and honored to publish stories for your family or group!
My Very Best,
Mike Stith – Founder
“Each day has purpose. Every life has meaning”