Friday, August 31, 2012

3 Ideas for National Assisted Living Week 2012

Prepare now for National Assisted Living Week --- September 9-15, 2012. The 2012 theme is "Arts for the Ages". 

Think of the incredibly rich lives of older adults. One "artful" way to fit into the theme and do something incredibly meaningful would be to work reminiscence into your programming that week.   Ideas abound!  Here are some excellent ideas for wellness and for person-centered care efforts too... 

1) Kickoff a LifeBio 101 Class -- Bring together a group of 6-10 people and use LifeBio's step by step, easy curriculum to offer a biography class for seniors in your area. If you can lead a discussion, you can do this!
http://secure.lifebio.com/p/16/lifebio-101-8-week-class

2) Build a Storyboard to celebrate the lives of one or more people -- Create a beautiful display of someone's life story without it costing a fortune or taking a long time. Even host a reception to celebrate their lives. Active Aging Week is a great time for intergenerational connections with grandchildren or other youth in your area too.
http://secure.lifebio.com/p/28/lifebio-storyboard

3) Create a short or longer LifeBio at www.lifebio.com Reminiscence IS a great form of brain fitness. LifeBio increases cognitive function and positive emotions so it is a GREAT part of any wellness program.
Take a 14-day trial -- start NOW
$99 for lifetime membership

LifeBio provides organizations with bulk licensing to extend LifeBio to an entire senior living community, hospital, hospice, or home care provider. Learn more

AHCA / NCAL and also has more tips for how to be involved at their website. Learn more about the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living at www.ahcancal.org

3 Ideas for Active Aging Week 2012

Get ready for Active Aging Week --- September 23-29, 2012.  The 2012 theme is "Many journeys, many destinations"

Think of the journeys of your seniors -- every person's life deserves a book.  The stories people have to share are incredible.  Remember the importance of brain fitness and reminiscence as a part of any multi-dimensional wellness program.  

1) Kickoff a LifeBio 101 Class -- Bring together a group of 8-10 people and use LifeBio's step by step, easy curriculum to offer a biography class for seniors in your area. If you can lead a discussion, you can do this!
  http://secure.lifebio.com/p/16/lifebio-101-8-week-class

2) Build a Storyboard to celebrate the lives of one or more people -- Create a beautiful display of someone's life story without it costing a fortune or taking a long time. Even host a reception to celebrate their lives.  Active Aging Week is a great time for intergenerational connections with grandchildren or other youth in your area too. 
http://secure.lifebio.com/p/28/lifebio-storyboard

3) Create a short or longer LifeBio at www.lifebio.com   Reminiscence IS a great form of brain fitness.  LifeBio increases cognitive function and positive emotions so it is a GREAT part of any wellness program.  
Take a 14-day trial -- start NOW
$99 for lifetime membership

LifeBio provides organizations with bulk licensing to extend LifeBio to an entire senior living community, hospital, hospice, or home care provider.  Learn more

The ICAA's Active Aging Week also has more tips for how to be involved at their website.... www.icaa.cc   Learn more about the International Council on Active Aging too--what a GREAT organization!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Online gifts for grandma, book gifts for grandma

Probably the very best gift you could get from your grandma is her life story.  You want to know what happened before you were born.  You'd like to see her as a whole person, right?  Here are 3 ideas for book gifts for the holidays or really anytime....

1) LifeBio.com Membership & LifeBio Book -  Grandma can get online and then create a hardcover, leather-bound book containing all her stories and memories. 
http://secure.lifebio.com/p/40/lifetime-plus-member-mj-book

2) LifeBio.com Membership - Easy online ways for grandma to tell her whole life story or just to tell her travel stories, journal about her grandkids, or create a family cookbook.
http://secure.lifebio.com/p/5/lifetime-membership-to-lifebiocom

3) The Memory Journal -- the mother of all biographies has 250+ questions that bring out the best stories.  General but specific -- this book will unlock the memories and ensure grandma says what matters most.  Don't let the memories be lost or forgotten.
http://secure.lifebio.com/p/7/memory-journal-250-questions

4) Simple Life Story Guide -- even 20 questions would be GREAT. Ask grandma these 20 questions on your next visit.  In even 1 hour, you can be well on your way (or even finish) a great life story.  Don't delay -- it's really FUN too! 
http://secure.lifebio.com/p/44/life-story-guide-20-questions

Just FYI -- You can move the answers from the Life Story Guide into www.lifebio.com . Take conversation and connection to the next level.

Memories are a priceless gift.   Don't lose them!

Memory Journal - how to write an autobiography

If you are interested in writing an autobiography, the Memory Journal contains 35 main topics and over 250 biography questions.   The best part is it can be transferred to www.lifebio.com to complete a hardcover leather-bound edition to give to your family and friends.  

Tell your own story or help a parent, grandparent, or other loved one.  There is no time like the present and no better gift to the future.

Every life deserves a book. www.lifebio.com

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

What is lifelogging?

What is lifelogging?  "The continuous capture of a large part of your life" according to Alexandra Carmichael. 

Lifelogging can mean wearing a video capture device around your neck or using a technology device or website to record what you did today -- maybe every minute or every hour of the day.

LifeBio helps people with how to lifelog by providing a daily journal for the present and future that allows for recording your daily life experiences.  If you've been using a paper journal for a long time, it may be time to go digital.  LifeBio also provides a template of questions in the "biography" section of the site to go back and capture the past too.  For those that would rather just record a chapter of life like a travel story, a love story, a veterans story, a pet story, or even a new baby story as it happens, LifeBio has a chapter for that! The prompting questions help people keep on track and record the most important things---what matters most.   With years of experience coming up with the right format and questions, LifeBio is now helping lifelogging go mainstream

Free 14-day Trial -- now available at LifeBio.com

Sign up for free at www.lifebio.com   You can begin a complete biography, tell a Travel Story, or start journaling daily life, and much more! 

Monday, August 27, 2012

How to save family stories

If you're concerned about saving and sharing family stories, you are not alone.  The growth of the photo book industry, scrapbooking, and Ancestry.com are all signs that many people care about capturing what matters most from their own life experiences, their parents' lives, and their grandparents lives too. Photos don't tell the whole story.  Genealogy is so incredibly interesting---keep in mind there is a whole life story behind every person in that family tree (and most of it wasn't recorded in the past).  So there is a better way.

LifeBio is making it easy to save and share family stories.  It's simple to write a biography when you have the right questions to prompt you along the way.  It's easy to create a simple "Travel Story" every time you go on vacation -- and now you don't just have a tiny caption to go with your amazing photos.  Maybe you have a World War II veteran or Korean War or Vietnam veteran in your family---the template is there to create a veterans story too. 

One other wonderful thing is the ability to Journal your daily memories too.  LifeBio members may want to keep their own journal private and secure -- but on occasion they can share something they wrote via Facebook.  LifeBio's memory capture platform makes journaling better than ever too. 

You probably have important documents or extra things you may want to Archive with your family stories -- so it's easy to upload these Word or PDF documents into LifeBio too. 

In short, there is now one place to go to.... Capture Life. Share Family Stories. Now.
Sign up for a free trial NOW -- we'd love to have you become part of the LifeBio community -- http://www.lifebio.com/Account/Register

Sincerely, Beth

Beth Sanders
Founder & CEO
LifeBio.com
937-303-4576
info@lifebio.com

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Great example of a beautiful LifeBio storyboard


Welcome to the NEW LifeBio.com

The new LifeBio.com is live!  Now you can create a biography, a short "chapter" of life like a travel story, and keep a daily journal using LifeBio's private and secure memory-capture platform.   Share what you want to share or keep things private.   Even upload family history documents for safe storage.