We invite you to this special event dedicated to sharing and preserving memories related to Halloween, and since this event falls on Halloween, we highly encourage you to come dressed in your favorite costume! At the event, one of our facilitators will ask prompt questions that relate to Halloween and all things spooky--this is a great way to connect with others and get in the Halloween spirit. We'll also help you preserve any stories you share in a personal audio memoir that you can hold onto or share with your loved ones. And hey, the holidays are right around the corner and this would make a fabulous and truly irreplaceable gift for someone special.
Note that while this is a workshop designed for older adults, younger caregivers and family/friends are welcome and encouraged to attend with an older loved one in order to partake in the story sharing experience.
This session will be held on Zoom and will be limited to 10 participants, so register as soon as you can!
Meet our workshop facilitator:
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.
Vita Story Club is a New York-based 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 their own life stories and/or the stories of their loved ones.
Your generous donations help us continue to provide Life Story Workshops just like this one to older adults in assisted living facilities, day centers, and nursing homes in New York City and elsewhere.