Autumn’s Promise, one of Green Bay’s top assisted living facilities, helps residents create books to record memories and leave a legacy
Memory books are an excellent way for seniors to document their memories and for families to get a window into their loved one’s lifetime of experiences.
Memory books are typically constructed in nice, quality notebooks. The books are filled with written recollections and printed photographs, from early childhood to the present day. Many people like to include memories of historic events, traditions and favorite hobbies as well as perspectives on life.
At Autumn’s Promise, we work with residents on special books called Memories for My Grandchild. This 90-page book allows residents to showcase their family tree, memories from their childhood and teenage years and much more. We find when residents recall their life stories, communication improves and they become engaged. As an assisted living facility, we’re able to honor a resident’s life and provide a positive diversion.
To get started, collect background information—name, date and place of birth, schools attended, wedding date and birth dates of children. Then, begin asking questions. These could include:
- What was your favorite childhood memory?
- What do you remember most about your hometown?
- Did you enjoy school?
- What was your first job?
- When and where did you meet your spouse?
- Do you remember buying your first home?
- How did you feel when you held your first child? Grandchild?
- What was the most significant historical event in your lifetime?
- What do you see as your best qualities?
- What has been your greatest accomplishment?
- Describe any special family traditions.
- What advice do you have for future generations?
Jot down the responses in the first person point of view. Take time and care in creating the memory book, after all, the contents come from decades of experiences.
Autumn’s Promise, a luxurious assisted living facilities in Northeast Wisconsin, provides residents with every opportunity to enjoy life to the fullest. The staff offers the support and assistance each resident needs while allowing them to remain as independent as possible. Call Autumn’s Promise today at 920-465-1181 to find out more or to schedule a free tour.