Adapts to senior activity centers
Connects seniors with others
Improves memory and agility
Offers a message to future generations
Enhances focus and attention
Have you ever had a sense of urgency to capture some memories of a person whose recall is fading?
7 Memories: Partnering to Write a Memoir offers the perfect solution. How to write a memoir with another, –even if you don’t consider yourself a writer or have a lot of time.
7 Memories: Partnering to Write a Memoir is the gift that keeps on giving. As a family member, friend, caregiver, activity director or volunteer, you are spending precious time with your memoir partner to create a beautiful memoir that future generations will treasure forever. It’s perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and any time you want to celebrate and honor someone.
The Partnering Method
Workshop for Organizations and Adult Education
Benefits for Everyone
Thinking Outside the Box: See How UCSD Life Course Scholars Are Memoir Partners
“Reading my memoir is like calling up an old friend.”
I am honestly touched by this intergenerational oral history project wherein Trish taught us how to make a memoir with an older adult, our ‘Extraordinary Person (EP). The reminiscing led to the creation of the memoirs and a deeper understanding of the EPs and a benefit for the EPs themselves. As several students said, their EPs were very enthusiastic and joyful about having a memoir created for them. This intergenerational oral history project was a success at every angle.”
“I love partnering with my 99-year-old aunt to write her memoir. She lives 3000 miles away, so we have to adapt the partnering method using the phone and with help from her local family members. Her photos are great and we both so enjoy getting to the heart of her story with the memory prompts. I’m excited to finish her memoir so we can all honor and celebrate her life at her 100th birthday party. Not a minute to lose!.”
“My dad didn’t like to talk much about himself. When I got him focused on photos and memorabilia, it opened a new world of discussion. He realized the many successes he had and we laughed a lot. The Memoir Partnering Method brought us much closer together.”
“My mom and I love doing this. From the beginning, I had a sense of relief knowing where to start. The questions are awesome. The prompts make a world of difference as they bring out information I hadn’t thought about. And I’m learning things about my mom I never knew. This method has been a gift to both of us.” Rosemary with her 86-year-old mom.