Vita Story Club is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting healthy aging, combating ageism, and reducing social isolation of older adults. We do this through the life story workshops we run, where we guide a group of participants through sharing and preserving their life stories. We've worked with various organizations, such as the Brooklyn Public Library, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, as well as hundreds of individuals to preserve the life stories of their loved ones.
We invite you to our Create a Memory Book Workshop. This is a workshop designed for older adults, but younger caregivers and family/friends are welcome to attend with an older loved one to partake in the experience. Every week, we'll gather as a group on Zoom to share our photos and the stories behind them. We'll help you preserve them in a personal memory book to make a great keepsake or gift for loved ones!
To get a better idea of what your memory book will look like, please take a look at our sample book.
All sessions will be held on Zoom and they are limited to 10 participants, so register as soon as you can! It is not required to sign up for the workshop every week, just drop in for a session whenever you're available.
Meet our workshop facilitators:
The discovery of an ancient, family tree book that documents her family’s history over centuries has spurred her to preserve the life stories of all the elders in her life. She has founded Vita Story Club to help older adults honor and preserve their life stories. Lily lives in Brooklyn, New York and enjoys summer barbecues in Prospect Park with her husband and 2-year old son.
Linnea has a Master’s in Creative Writing and before making the move to New York, she taught English Composition at Minnesota State University. Over the past four years, Linnea has run numerous creative writing and storytelling workshops in Minnesota and New York. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her dog, Icarus, where she enjoys park-hopping and getting lost in museums.