Memoir-writing class offered
LifeStories Nevada has added an October series of classes in Henderson at Sun City MacDonald Ranch. The free classes open to the public, will be held on October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the clubhouse located at 2020 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Henderson.
LifeStories Nevada is a program of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension that helps older adults record their life stories for themselves and future generations.
In the four weekly classes, instructors aid would-be memoirists sort through their memories and organize how they want to tell their story. Participants share stories with each other, a process that often sparks new memories, and provide positive feedback to one another.
Research has illustrated the importance of personal narratives to improve memory and promote self-esteem, which can lead to extended independence and more successful aging. The program aims to increase residents’ well-being by validating their life stories through both the process of writing them down and sharing them in a supportive group setting.