Senior Memoir-Writing Classes in March
Life Stories Nevada, a memoir-writing class, has published its spring schedule. The month-long classes will be offered March through May at locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley. The March classes will be held each Friday beginning March 8 at the Las Vegas Family Search Library (509 S. Ninth Street, LV 89101) from 10:30 a.m. to Noon.
Life Stories Nevada is a program of the Clark County 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.
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 setting.