Virtual Storytelling Events as a Valuable Way of Passing Down Memories
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Virtual Storytelling Events as a Valuable Way of Passing Down Memories

Virtual Storytelling Events as a Valuable Way of Passing Down Memories

There is tremendous value in capturing and sharing meaningful stories from seniors. These stores can help preserve family history, create a sense of connection between generations, and give future generations a glimpse into their past. Caregivers can help capture and share these stores by hosting storytelling events.

These events can be in-person, which is an excellent option if your family mostly lives in the Vero Beach area. However, there are tremendous benefits to hosting a virtual event. With a virtual event, anyone with internet access can join. Family and friends worldwide can attend, which is ideal if the senior's loved ones live in various locations and time zones. A virtual event also allows senior storytellers to remain in a comfortable environment, which can help them stay relaxed while they share their tales.

Planning a Virtual Storytelling Event

So, how can you plan a successful virtual storytelling event? Here are a few tips to consider:

1. Set a Goal or Theme for the Event

Know what you want to achieve from a virtual storytelling event, whether simply reconnecting with distant family members or hearing tales from a specific period. Setting an expectation for the event will help the attendees know what to expect and give seniors a framework for the stories everyone wants to hear.

2. Choose Your Technology

Many different options are available for hosting a virtual event, including Zoom, Google Meet, and Facebook Live. Consider taking a few options for a test run to see what works best with your available tech and in your setting. Think about what devices you'll want to use, too. It's often easier for seniors to speak to a larger screen where they can see faces, such as on a tablet or laptop, rather than trying to hold a smartphone.

3. Invite Your Guests

Once you know what platform you are using, set a time and date and send out invitations to your guests. You can do this via email or social media. Many hosting platforms will provide you with a link you can give your guests so they can automatically join the event when it's time. Be sure to include details in the invitation, such as day and time (and time zone!) and any themes or topics for the event. Consider sending out a reminder to your guests a few days before the event, too. 

Hosting a virtual storytelling event can be valuable for capturing and sharing meaningful stories from senior relatives. Many hosting platforms allow you to video record the session, meaning you can watch these events in the future, creating a lasting imprint of treasured memories and time spent with your senior loved one. With the proper planning and technology, you can create a memorable and meaningful experience for all involved. 

Senior Helpers of Vero Beach

Looking for more ways to help your senior loved one capture their memories for the next generation? Talk to Senior Helpers of Vero Beach. Our in-home care services in Fellsmere, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, and Okeechobee include companion care. Companions can listen to seniors' stories and help capture them on camera or even assist seniors in creating scrapbooks. They can also help with basic household tasks like laundry and meal preparation, allowing caregivers to spend more time with their senior loved ones and capturing those precious memories. If you'd like to explore in-home care options for a senior, call Senior Helpers of Vero Beach at 772-207-1906 or contact us through our website for a free in-home evaluation.