Your Legacy of Health

Your Health is Important. Your Legacy is Important. Your Story Matters.

The Legacy Center has partnered with #NOWINCLUDED on The “Your Legacy of Health” Project where seniors in our community were given the chance to share stories about their history, what life is like for them during the pandemic, and what health and legacy means to them. Each member that participated in our program was given a flash drive with a copy of important documents like emergency contact forms, an advanced directive, a professional portrait, and a video interview of the participant explaining what they hope to leave behind for their loved ones. 

While nearly 80 percent of Americans want to die at home in a familiar, comfortable setting, only about 20 percent actually do so. Not only are people dying in hospitals, but with the current pandemic, they are dying alone, as families are unable to be with them. The current pandemic has emphasized the importance of planning ahead and making an advanced directive to specify care preferences and a “healthcare proxy” in case of a sudden injury or serious illness.

We understand that this may be an uncomfortable conversation to have, but it’s a necessary one given the current global circumstances. When approached tactfully and with thoughtfulness, your elders will likely be grateful for the resulting clarity and reassurance that comes from knowing there is a plan in place to take care of them.

Not nearly enough Americans make provisions for their end of life care before it’s too late. Completing the Advance Directive may be one of the most important conversations you’ll ever have with your loved ones. This process doesn’t have to be scary; it can be a thoughtful exchange and an ongoing conversation as health conditions change. The “Your Legacy of Health” project is ensuring families are better educated and engaged in life planning during these uncertain times of COVID-19.

For more information on opportunities for senior engagement and volunteering, visit liveyourlegacyhere.com

Below, you can see some of the interviews given by the participants of the program.

Ester Lancaster

I am NOWINCLUDED.

Hear My Story

Lewis Lockett

My Legacy Matters.

Hear My Story

Billy Rozell

My Health Matters.

Hear My Story

Laura Hall

Matters of the heart.

Hear My Story

Majorie Battle

Our children’s future is our responsibility.

Hear My Story

Susan Pailthorpe

We are family.

Hear My Story

Carolyn Tolbert

Our health is our wealth.

Hear My Story

Marilyn Saintjones

My health is my responsibility.

Hear My Story

Madgie Matkins

I made the decision to live healthy.

Hear My Story

Donnie Sellers

I am NOWINCLUDED are you?

Hear My Story

Julius Richardson

Stronger together.

Hear My Story

Vashti Christmas

My Legacy Matters.

Hear My Story

Sharron Hunger

I am NOWINCLUDED.

Hear My Story

Linda Naler

My Health Matters.

Hear My Story

Lizzie Mae King

My health is my responsibility.

Hear My Story

Dorothy Smith

I am NOWINCLUDED.

Hear My Story

Michael Chaney

My Legacy Matters.

Hear My Story

Frank Lowery

Our health is our wealth.

Hear My Story

Buford Thompson

I am NOWINCLUDED are you?

Hear My Story

Jerome Saintjones

Stronger together.

Hear My Story

Keith Lowhorne

I am NOWINCLUDED.

Hear My Story