PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

My Journey

My Journey is an award winning program at Senior Friendship Centers that provides an opportunity to tell your life story in your own words, which are recorded and sent to you in an email.

Research has found that reminiscing can be an important tool to improve the confidence of older adults. By recalling how they overcame past struggles, doctors say people are better able to confront new challenges. Several studies of dignity therapy show an increased sense of purpose and meaning.

Sharing your story is a wonderful gift for family and friends. For older adults, the process has been shown to improve cognition and behavioral functioning, lessen depression, and strengthen personal resilience. 

Writing is another way to bring your story to light.

For more information about My Journey, contact Terry McGannon at tmcgannon@friendshipcenters.org or (941) 556-3236.