Fun Activities for Seniors: Life Journaling Keeps Their Stories Alive

Sharing Stories Across Generations

Sometimes it may seem difficult for seniors to relate to younger generations. But one of the fun activities for seniors you can help facilitate brings generations together while engaging the elderly and creating a family heirloom that will be cherished for years to come. Life Journaling can be a fun and relaxing way for seniors to preserve the stories they always tell (or those they always wanted to tell), to share those stories with children or grandchildren, and rejuvenate that sense of pride in their accomplishments. It can also help overcome depression, set future goals, and even fight off lonliness.

What is Life Journaling?

Senior Man Writing Memoirs In Book Sitting At Desk

No doubt you’ve heard your loved one toy with the idea of writing a memoir—usually in the coulda-shoulda-woulda tone of voice. Maybe they’ve even joked about it for years. But what even they may not realize is that the desire to have your personal story remembered after you’re gone is a very powerful and universal urge. Anyone who has lived a long life–no matter how thrilling or mundane–has decade’s worth of stories inside them. Whether those stories are of national importance (such as the tales or World War Veterans), or are only important to close family members, each of these tales is worhty of telling, of preservation, and of really being listened to.

Regardless of what anyone thinks, it’s never too late to preserve that unique heritage.

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