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Facilitating Meaningful Life Review

  • Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan 222 North Burdick Street, Suite 100 Kalamazoo, MI, 49007 United States (map)

Join staff and volunteers who will be participating in this national webinar.  The meeting will take place in the Board Room at the Arcadia Office.

Webinar Description

This Webinar will focus on StoryCorps Legacy, a program of the national non-profit organization StoryCorps. Legacy provides people with serious illness of all ages and their families with the opportunity to record, preserve and share their stories. Legacy works closely with organizations such as hospices, palliative care departments, hospitals and cancer centers. While the StoryCorps model is not a clinical therapeutic intervention or a formal life review, Legacy provides an important and meaningful opportunity for patients, families, volunteers and staff to take advantage of the power of storytelling and listening at critical stages in life.

During this Webinar, StoryCorps will describe the benefits of reminiscence and storytelling in healthcare communities, review tips for conducting supportive conversations and discuss different ways organizations can record interviews with StoryCorps.

Webinar Objectives

At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of reminiscence and storytelling in healthcare communities
  • Identify strategies for conducting supportive conversations
  • Discuss different ways organizations can facilitate meaningful life review


Perri Chinalai is the Associate Director of StoryCorps Legacy. She came to StoryCorps in 2008 with a background in the arts. She studied Photography and Art History at the Rhode Island School of Design and Media Studies at the New School University. Prior to working on the Legacy project, Perri was a Coordinator for StoryCorps' Memory Loss Initiative and a longtime hospice volunteer, providing companionship to people in their homes and at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City.