SFU launches Legacy story-telling workshop based on Robb Lucy’s book.

Students 55+ will learn to create their own Legacy ‘movie’.

(Vancouver B.C. February 4, 2016) Simon Fraser University’s Continuing Education program will offer a course on Legacy story production for adults 55+ based on BC author Robb Lucy’s new book “Legacies aren’t just for dead people.” This 10 week workshop will begin Feb. 24.
“Robb Lucy’s book is the best description of legacy I have yet encountered” said Dr. David Kaufman, Professor, Faculty of Education. “It’s accessible to readers at all levels, provides a step-by-step process for creating a legacy and is the perfect foundation of this course.”
This course, titled ‘Sharing Your Legacy Through Digital Storytelling’, will review much of what’s in Lucy’s book. “It’s time to re-define ‘Legacy’ to be more than money and death” said Lucy. “There are a variety of ways to create Legacies, and their benefit is they connect people, they get you in touch with your values, skills, talents and resources… and make people happier.”
Students will learn a variety of methods to conceive, structure and create one of their life stories, and use simple digital media to produce a short movie. SFU says this ‘has many benefits, to both the storyteller and the story viewer… and is both productive and reflexive in nature.’
“Seniors face many challenges, such as cognitive decline, loneliness and depression” said Kaufman. “This course addresses these challenges by providing cognitive stimulation and social engagement, develops computer and media skills, and leaves a permanent legacy for future generations.”
See Robb Lucy on Global Television talking about his book and the SFU workshop.
For more information, contact:

dkaufman@sfu.ca SFU Continuing Studies

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