Letters to the Editor: JFCS Life History Project

Dear Editor:

Of the many volunteer projects of the Jewish Family & Carer Services, I think that one of the most unique and meaningful is the “Life History Project.” As one of the few interviewers, I meet with an elderly senior citizen. I ask the interviewee 20 questions pertaining to his or her life history.

It is an eye-opening experience for the person being interviewed. He or she looks back on 70, 80 or even 90 years. Similar to an obituary, it highlights the milestones and accomplishments of the senior citizen being interviewed.

A copy, typed by a volunteer at the JFCS, is given to the interviewee, and a copy is stored in the JFCS archives.
If you are interested in being interviewed pertaining to your life history, please contact the JFCS volunteer coordinator at 452-3641 or myself at 473-0503.

Jerry Fleischer
JFCS Volunteer

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