STORIED LIVES: English Students Tell The Stories of Elderly Friends

English students from Mother Seton participated in the Storied Lives Program at Sunrise Senior Living in Westfield, NJ.  Storied Lives pairs service-minded high-potential students who love to write with the elderly living in residential care homes, who are often lonely and want to tell their stories. Over the course of a program, the students spend quality time with their assigned elderly person, getting to know them, writing a story about their life, and finally, presenting the story to their resident at the program’s closing ceremony.

 

English teacher, Mrs. Natalie Rotolo has been a Program Advisor for Storied Lives since 2014.