Fostering dignity & compassion in senior care facilities

through intergenerational storytelling

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Bringing Legacy into Facilities & Beyond


Part of the mission of The Legacy Recorder is to inspire a culture of dignity and compassion in senior care homes. We show people respect by listening to them, valuing their individuality, and championing their experiences.

At the Legacy Recorder, we dream of senior care facilities where people

  • get together,
  • share their stories,
  • make new friends, and
  • strengthen relationships.

We offer two ways to engage with residents while focusing on their life stories. These activities work best when combined with multi-generational participation. With structured sessions, families are given a chance to reconnect with each other, to get to know their elders better, and to create lasting memories together. Even those residents who are at a longer distance from their families can participate and benefit fully.

Memory Sessions

Memory sessions are a recurring activity that focuses on memory care, dignity, and compassion. During each session, a moderator (staff) leads a group in discussing a memory centered around a theme.

Any facility can add memory sessions to their activity calendar for more impactful care that residents and their families will love.

This package includes:

  • A 1-day seminar with Gael Gilliland in which activity directors and staff will learn
    • The objectives and format of the sessions
    • How to involve multi-generational families
    • How to address concerns about privacy.
  • A question and ideas bank worksheet Activity flyer the facility can share with residents and their family
  • An example calendar for the first month
  • Ongoing customer support for the first month

The Legacy Series

Legacy Series are 6 week to 4 month long projects in which facility staff work with either a group of residents or an individual resident to chronicle their life story.

The goal of the project is to create a legacy book for each resident’s family to cherish for generations to come.

This package includes:

  • A 1-day seminar with Gael Gilliland in which activity directors and staff will learn
    • The objectives and format of the sessions
    • How to involve multi-generational families
    • How to address concerns about privacy.
  • Project calendar and guide.
  • Ongoing customer support throughout the length of the project
  • Legacy book publishing. Legacy books are sold a la carte to families (via the senior care facility) for $99 each.

Ready to bring a new, impactful level to memory care in your facility?

Schedule a call using the calendar below.