Fairfield, CT – January 13, 2014 – Ms. Terry Giegengack, Director of Human and Social Services announced today that Bernadette Plescia, RN from Celebrate Me Home CT, will host a one hour journaling session at the Fairfield Senior Center 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield, CT 06824 on Thursday, January 30th at 10 A.M.
The idea of journaling is designed to encourage sharing, reflection and documentation of a loved one’s unique life story. The purpose of this program is to encourage seniors to document important events, feelings, history and fond memories that can be shared for generations, either through words, drawings or collage.
Celebrate Me Home will supply journals and ask a few questions designed to engage and encourage discussion, jog memories and spur creativity. Some sample questions include:
In your lifetime, what has brought you the most joy? What are among your simplest pleasures? What do you want to make sure that your children or grandchildren or great grandchildren know about you?
There are documented benefits to this program including: Past participants report they felt: joy through reminiscing, a sense of well being through sharing and group discussion, and a way to open up conversation with family on how they would like to be remembered.
People attending will be encouraged to begin their efforts and ideas during the program. At the end of the program, each person will be given a hard bound journal (free of charge) that they can use when ready to make their gift to their family.
Anyone age 50+ who would like to attend is encouraged to call 203-256-3166 to save a place. The program and journal are free of charge.
Fairfield residents are able to receive bus transportation. For more information, call 203-256-3168.The Fairfield Senior Center is handicapped accessible.
To view the Center’s newsletter online – which includes a calendar of events, go to www.fairfieldct.org/senior.htm. Our Facebook Page is also available by keying in: Fairfield Senior Center. We hope you will visit it often.