LifeWriting for Seniors

Posted by on October 12, 2015

adj-1759Exploring our life stories from the perspectives afforded by age helps us to better understand the value of those experiences, leading to improved health and resiliency.

Sharing those stories is also vitally important, not only for our own well-being, but to strengthen our relationships with others and create ties of compassion between us.

Writing them down captures snapshots of our culture and preserves them for future generations.

“…you so inspired me to write the stories of my life. I loved your soft yet enthusiastic approach, your stories, and your prompts to motivate us. You were exactly what I needed to get me started, and although I am very much a beginner I look forward to learning more through any workshops you may give.” C. Ward

 

ERMAThat’s why I am thrilled to be starting another series on life writing for seniors, beginning October 27, 2015, this time in Riverview, NB.

During this series of six half-day workshops to be held at the lovely Parkland seniors’ residence in Riverview,  I will show seniors how the techniques employed in the craft of writing and storytelling can help them explore, examine and embrace the nature of their own personal stories.

Each workshop builds upon the one previous so participants should commit to attend all six sessions.

Registration is limited to 25 participants, ages 55 and older.

>>Registration and more workshop info here.

2 Valued Thoughts on LifeWriting for Seniors

  1. Diane

    Oh Deborah, if I lived anywhere near to you in NB I would love to attend this workshop. Sounds very much like you have inspired many people. My cousin, John, in Edmonton is a huge advocate of families writing their stories and doing their genealogy. He now holds workshops for those who wish to keep the people and memories alive. He’s not a writer perse though he feels it’s very important to get things written down.

  2. Carol Harper

    I am trying to register for your writing workshop starting October 27th. Cannot find a registration form online. I would appreciate it if you could contact me. Don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity!
    Thanks,
    Carol

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