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Stories Connect People


Posted on December 5, 2017 by Atria Senior Living


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From the time humans first roamed the earth, we have used storytelling as a way to understand our experiences, build connections and make sense of the world.

We live in a time when information is plentiful, but cheap. Wisdom, on the other hand, has become all the more rare and valuable. Our purest, most relatable source of wisdom is our stories.

At Atria Senior Living, we believe people belong together. When it comes to well-being, there is no substitute for human connection, every day.  Sharing stories is one of the simplest ways we can meaningfully connect with and understand each other better. That is why we created Atria StoryWise.™

What is Atria StoryWise™?

Atria StoryWise is a boxed set of story-sharing cards we created as a special gift for our residents, and a companion iPhone® app we created as a gift for families and friends of Atria.

Both the boxed set and the app feature thoughtfully selected topics and cues designed to spark memories and tap into personal experiences. The app also lets users record, share and keep stories forever.

Residents can choose as many storytelling partners as they like, whether they know them well or want to know them better. Then, they simply pick a card from the box, ponder the topic and let the spirit of sharing inspire them, including as much detail and color as they can. All storytelling partners are invited to answer the same question, then continue to take turns drawing cards and telling tales as long as they like.

Topics include:

• The best invention during your lifetime

• A song that makes you dance

• Some shenanigans you would like to try today

• A time you surprised yourself

We created Atria StoryWise as a gift for our residents, whose stories inspire us to live each day with purpose, gratitude and joy. Atria StoryWise also represents our commitment to creating forums for our residents’ wisdom to be shared with the world, and will be an important part of events and programs throughout the year at Atria communities.

To receive your own Atria StoryWise boxed set, schedule a visit to an Atria community by December 31, 2017. Offer valid while supplies last.

The Atria StoryWise iPhone app helps you capture, share and keep stories forever. Download the app for free at AtriaStoryWise.com.

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