Metamorphosis of Ethical Wills to Legacy Treasures

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Identifier 2015_Wilson
Title Metamorphosis of Ethical Wills to Legacy Treasures
Creator Wilson, Patricia
Subject Aged; Wills; Ethics; Family Relations; Stress, Psychological; Social Media; Life Change Events; Senior Centers; Activities of Daily Living; Interviews as Topic; Memory
Description The ancient custom of writing an ethical will has seen a resurgence of interest in recent years. This paper expands the concept of ethical wills to a more encompassing form coined as "legacy treasures" and describes the design and presentation of two one hour lessons created to introduce this concept at a local multipurpose senior center. The objectives of these lessons are to introduce legacy treasures, identify benefits, illustrate conceivable components, and explain how to create a legacy treasure. A legacy treasure follows reminiscence or life review which results in an analysis of an individual's talents, interests, values, and life experiences. Once identified, these unique talents and interests are used to create an artistic expression of the individual's values and learned life lessons, leaving a footprint of lasting value to others. The process of creating a legacy treasure can be therapeutic to the creator and of generational benefit to others. The lessons employ learning theories such as transformative learning and applications relevant to adults such as Cohen's studies on creativity. Techniques such as group activities, games, brainstorming, graphic organizers, storytelling, visuals, and reflective questioning pervade the lessons designed. It is hoped that the concept of a legacy treasure becomes a useful tool to improve the lives of aging adults.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2015
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Patricia Wilson 2015
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger AMT
Name Patricia Wilson
ARK ark:/87278/s6q26xhw
Setname ehsl_gerint
Date Created 2016-02-23
Date Modified 2016-06-15
ID 179526
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q26xhw
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