Successful Aging Launches "Preserving Your Legacy" Series 2017


Successful Aging Launches “Preserving Your Legacy” Series

Traverse City, MI – February 1, 2017 –Join us as our Successful Aging series explores the topic “Preserving Your Legacy”, sponsored by Comfort Keepers of Northern Michigan. This bi-monthly series is geared to help individuals and their families preserve a loved one’s life stories, wishes and legacy.

The series kicks off on February 24 at 1 PM with Capturing Life’s Stories presented by Deb Oetjens Jackson. Attendees will learn techniques for capturing memorable stories from everyday life in short story format. Jackson will share practical ideas for selecting stories, retrieving details, formatting possibilities and story writing. These stories can then be combined with other memorabilia such as pictures or family recipes to become a family treasure. 

Future classes include:

Friday, April 28 at 1 PM: The Last Word featuring Nicole Westrick of Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home who will guide participants in capturing a lifetime in a few words.
Friday, June 9 at 1 PM: Leaving a Legacy where Brian Ursu of Intentional Wealth Advisors will provide suggestions for starting a conversation about passing on your legacy.
Friday, August 25 at 1 PM: Lest We Forget with Maggie Hardy of the Alzheimer’s Association. She will lead a discussion about planning for the future when dealing with dementia.

Held in our Multi-Purpose room at Grand Traverse Pavilions, Successful Aging is free and open to the public. Register online at or by calling 932-3018.