A legacy for future generations
The Life Stories Project is a service that enables seniors to share the stories of their lives and leave a written legacy for their families.
The service helps improve the quality of life of elderly people by alleviating loneliness, strengthening memory and cognitive function, and by re-acquainting family members with the strengths and characteristics of the person they have always loved and admired.
The process of writing the story begins with the narrator, who expresses the desire to tell his or her life story. The trained and dedicated volunteers are carefully matched to the narrator. The volunteer spends about ten sessions with the narrator at home, listening to the story and recording it. When the writing is complete, photos and documents are added, and after editing and design, the story is published and the proud narrator and family receive a beautifully bound book, a precious legacy for future generations.
Who is Eligible?
Any homebound person, a senior or a Holocaust survivor, who wants to tell the story of his or her life
The service operates in 22 branches throughout Israel, from Be’er Sheva in the south to Kiryat Shmona in the north.
Important to Know
The process takes between six months and one year.
At the end of the process the participant receives 3 books and a disk to print additional copies.
The service entails a fee of 720 NIS to cover a small portion of the costs.