We’d Like to Know
How have you engaged with a friend or family member living at PioneerCare Center, Pioneer Cottages, or Pioneer Pointe? Have you connected with staff here? How has the pandemic challenged you or someone you care about? We’d like to know your story. Please share it with us by email to Steve Guttormson. (Photo by Cynthia Hanson: Florence enjoys virtual visits with her daughter, Lucia.)
Preserve Your Story for History
Thanks to a partnership between LeadingAge and StoryCorps, a new opportunity is available to create and preserve valuable conversations between older adults and their family members or friends.
StoryCorps is a nonprofit organization whose mission is “to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.” Some public radio listeners may be familiar with these inspiring stories. Now, in response to the pandemic, they’ve created StoryCorps Connect.
StoryCorps Connect encourages older people to share their life stories through intergenerational discussions. Families and friends can record an interview with a loved one remotely with video conference technology to help residents strengthen bonds with their loved ones. Their stories will be preserved for future generations at the Library of Congress.
The audio and a still photo from each interview goes into an archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. How cool is that?