Jay Nelson believes that regardless of background everyone has a story worth sharing, and that the stories of our elders are especially worth sharing and preserving. In today’s show Jay talks about The Legacies Project, an oral history project designed by his company Nice Work Public Media which is bringing together two groups that don’t often interact: teenagers and senior citizens. He tells us how the project came about, how it works and how it’s changing the dynamic on ageism by building relationships that benefit young and old. Jay also explains how The Legacies Project can be used in a variety of settings, what it costs and how the project exceeded his expectations.
Legacies website: The Legacies Project
YouTube Page: Legacies on YouTube
U. of Michigan football legend Bob Chappuis’ obituary referred to in the show: Bob Chappuis
Music: “All Is Said” by Ketsa | CC BY NC ND | Free Music Archive