Fairfield, CT – January 13, 2014 – Ms. Terry Giegengack, Director of
Human and Social Services announced today that Bernadette Plescia, RN
from Celebrate Me Home CT, will host a one hour journaling session at
the Fairfield Senior Center 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield, CT 06824 on
Thursday, January 30th at 10 A.M.
The idea of journaling is designed to encourage sharing, reflection
and documentation of a loved one’s unique life story. The purpose of
this program is to encourage seniors to document important events,
feelings, history and fond memories that can be shared for generations,
either through words, drawings or collage.
Celebrate Me Home will supply journals and ask a few questions
designed to engage and encourage discussion, jog memories and spur
creativity. Some sample questions include:
In your lifetime, what has brought you the most joy? What are among
your simplest pleasures? What do you want to make sure that your
children or grandchildren or great grandchildren know about you?
There are documented benefits to this program including: Past
participants report they felt: joy through reminiscing, a sense of well
being through sharing and group discussion, and a way to open up
conversation with family on how they would like to be remembered.
People attending will be encouraged to begin their efforts and ideas
during the program. At the end of the program, each person will be
given a hard bound journal (free of charge) that they can use when ready
to make their gift to their family.
Anyone age 50+ who would like to attend is encouraged to call
203-256-3166 to save a place. The program and journal are free of
Fairfield residents are able to receive bus transportation. For more
information, call 203-256-3168.The Fairfield Senior Center is
To view the Center’s newsletter online – which includes a calendar of
events, go to www.fairfieldct.org/senior.htm. Our Facebook Page is
also available by keying in: Fairfield Senior Center. We hope you will
visit it often.