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Remembering the Good Old Days: Writing a Life History

Janette Quinn, owner of LivingStories.us, will present a free interactive workshop, “5 Steps to Writing a Life Story,” on June 9.

Janette Quinn, owner of LivingStories.us, will present a free interactive workshop, “5 Steps to Writing a Life Story,” on June 9.

Each day is a gift and we never know how many remain. Unless we permanently and purposefully record our memories and thoughts, they will pass away with us and be forgotten. Learn how to capture these memories at a free interactive workshop, ‘5 Steps to Writing a Life Story,’ from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9 at Alden Courts of Waterford Memory Care Assisted Living, 1991 Randi Dr. in Aurora.
Janette Quinn, owner of LivingStories.us, will take participants through the five steps for interviewing loved ones, gathering pertinent information and writing a life history.
Personal histories give families the gift of the life-story of a parent, grandparent or family member. In her work, Janette has found that asking the right questions help all people, especially those with Alzheimer’s and other diseases that cause dementia, remember a surprising amount of information about their lives. Additionally, those who go through the process find that the experience is bonding and rewarding. Participants will have an opportunity to practice the techniques learned during the workshop. Please note: This particular workshop, while geared toward families who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s/dementia, is open to anyone who would like to attend.
An RSVP is requested by Friday, June 7 to Anna Johnson at 630-851-1566.

Alden of Waterford is a 38-acre campus located at Montgomery Road and Randi Drive in Aurora that offers short-term orthopedic recovery and post-acute services; assisted living; memory care assisted living; and independent senior living.

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