We believe that learning from our elders’ experiences and life lessons is one of our biggest sources of untapped social capital.  We’re hoping to help inspire you to start asking questions, listening and sharing stories while you have the chance.

To start, we’re compiling links and resources related to legacies and life lessons. We are not vouching for these resources or opinions.  If you have feedback you want to share, or think we’ve missed something, please comment below.


Sites & Resources:

Changing Aging

Cornell University Legacy Project

Reimagining Age

Story Corps


Wisdom Flame

The Memories Project

Elder Law Answers: Grandchildren

News & Ideas:

5 Retirement Investments that Pay a Lifetime

10 Things to Ask When Seeking Life Lessons

Avoiding and Healing Estrangement from a Child

Elderly ‘Experts’ Share Life Advice in Cornell Project

Marian’s Roots and Rambles: Family Memoirs – The Moments We Never Forget

DoSomething.org’s “Grandparents Gone Wired” Campaign

Songs of Their Lives: Uptown Seniors’ Debut as Composers

Staring at Sixty: Some Musings About Mortality and the Bucket List

The Gifts of Our Elders Across Oceans

Three Dimensions of Successful Reminiscence

Top 5 Regrets of Dying, Grief and Loss

Secrets of a remarkable romance: Britain’s oldest married couple join Twitter to give relationship advice


See also: Intergenerational Communication & Third Acts’


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