RAVNAH’s “My Legacy” Program
“Life is short. There is no time to leave important words unsaid.”
Everyone has a Unique Story
Everyone has a unique story to pass on to future generations. The My Legacy project gives you the opportunity to make an audio recording of your life story and share your story and memories with your family and loved ones.
My Legacy captures and preserves a person’s life story as they are approaching significant physical changes.
Illness often causes us to stop and reflect, to ask the deeper and more significant questions about life that often go unattended.
This service not only provides an audio recording of a loved one’s story in their own words, but also a compilation of their thoughts and memories to be given to future generations.
Some Frequently Asked Questions
Where will the interview take place?
The interview will take place in your home or a quiet location of your choice.
Who will conduct the Interview?
One of our trained interviewers can interview you or you can choose another individual.
What if I don’t have much to say?
Our interviewers are trained to help you remember your life. You may find that the more you talk, the more you remember. Sometimes photos can help you remember.
How long does the session last?
Usually less than an hour. You can take a break if you need, or arrange another time to continue.
Can I have more than one session?
Yes, the interview may take place over more than one session depending on your needs.
What if there are things I don’t want to talk about?
You direct the interview so you can say or withhold whatever you wish.
What if I get upset?
We understand if you become emotional or distressed. We are experienced at talking to people in this situation and understand if you want to take a break or stop the interview.
What will happen when the recording is completed?
Once completed, you will receive an unedited copy of the recording on CD.
Is there a cost to make the audio recording?
The entire service is at no charge to you.
To schedule, you or a family member may call RAVNAH Hospice at 770-1683 to arrange a session or to gain more information.
If you or a family member is a patient, ask your hospice or palliative care nurse or social worker to pass your request along to the program coordinator.