University of Nevada, Reno

 

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Life Stories: Curriculum for Teaching Groups

 

Creating an autobiography helps older adults write about their lives in a way that can enhance social and family networks and improve their self-esteem, important factors in maintaining physical and mental well-being.  Wtih that in mind, Dr. Claudia Collins, associate professor and aging specialist at The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, developed a curriculum to teach life story writing in assisted living facilities.  This curriculum is free to use.  We just ask that you give proper credit.

 

Below are links to the needed materials:

 

Curriculum






Fact Sheets in PDF
for printing in booklet form, 11x17








Fact Sheets in PDF
for printing,
letter size









Link to curriculum

Click here for Curriculum



Link to Fact Sheet: Starting the Process       Link to Fact Sheet: Creating a Family Keepsake

 

Starting the Process    A Family Keepsake

             Click here for booklet form

 

Creating an Autobiography-Starting the Process, letter size           Creating an Autobiography: A Family Keepsake, letter size

 

Starting the Process    A Family Keepsake

                Click here for letter size