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$72,700 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant supports hospice’s Live on Legacy storytelling grant

October 26, 2018   ·   0 Comments

By Wendy Gabrek

On Friday, October 19 at Matthews House Hospice, the Live on Legacy program was launched – with help from a $72,700 seed grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation – that will allow for the documentation of life stories of community members.

The Live on Legacy storytelling program will provide access, inspiration and opportunity for people of all ages to record, preserve, and share their life stories.

Coordinated by Debra Walker, program lead and facilitated by trained volunteers, 40 individuals will have access to participate in audio and video interviews using provided equipment. The program is intended to transfer wisdom from one generation to the next, and to leave a compelling legacy for the future.

“As the hub for the delivery of integrated hospice palliative care services in our community, we are thrilled to be able to provide this important program enabling our families and communities to celebrate and enjoy their legacy through stories at this time and in the future,” said Kim Woodland, Matthews House Hospice CEO.

The preservation of stories is important in order to build connections between generations and create a more compassionate community; to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters.

“Matthews House Hospice is committed to preserving our community stories through the Live on Legacy Program,” said Woodland.

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