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Presented with the support of the Archstone Foundation


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Includes 1 complimentary CE credit*

If you require ADA accommodation to participate in this web seminar, please contact us at your earliest convenience to make arrangements –

Everyone talks about the importance of person-centered care, but getting there can be challenging. Family questionnaires can be tough to collect and hard for staff to access. DIY products are uneven, with some families writing thousands of words and others nothing at all. Learn about the best way to collect life stories, and how technology can help.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

• By the end of this presentation attendees will be able to recognize the importance and impact of life storytelling for senior populations through an understanding of the current research literature that shows it can build empathy, reduce depression and improve family and staff satisfaction.
• By the end of this presentation attendees will be able to identify the basic pieces of a life story.
• By the end of this presentation attendees will be able to apply basic life storytelling skills in their own communities.


MemoryWell_Jay-Newton-Small.jpgJay Newton-Small is CEO and founder of MemoryWell, a national network of more than 700 writers who tell the life stories of seniors to help improve their care. Previously, Jay was Washington correspondent for TIME Magazine, where she remains a contributor. She has written nearly a dozen TIME cover stories and interviewed numerous heads of state, including Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. She authored the 2016 best-selling book, Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works. Before TIME, Jay was a reporter for Bloomberg News, where she covered the White House and politics. Jay received her M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.