My Legacy Program

Because everyone has a unique story

Everyone has a unique story to pass on to future generations. My Legacy captures and preserves a person’s life story as they are approaching significant physical changes. It provides an opportunity to make an audio recording for sharing with your loved ones.

“Life is short. There is no time to leave important words unsaid.”

Illness often causes us to stop and reflect, to ask the deeper and more significant questions about life that often go unattended. This service not only captures an unedited audio memoir of a loved one in their own words, but also provides a compilation of their thoughts and memories to be given to future generations.

Frequently asked questions about My Legacy

The interview will take place in your home or a quiet location of your choice.

We can capture your thoughts through one of our trained interviewers who may help prompt you about topics or memories you may want to speak about, or if you are more comfortable, you can choose another individual.

Our interviewers are trained to help you remember your life. You may find that the more you talk, the more you remember. Oftentimes photos are very helpful for capturing history and memories.

Usually less than an hour. You can take a break if you need, or arrange another time to continue.

Yes, the interview may take place over more than one session depending on your needs.

You direct the interview so you can say or withhold whatever you wish.

We understand if you become emotional or distressed. We are experienced at talking to people in this situation and understand if you want to take a break or stop the interview.

Once completed, you will receive an unedited copy of the recording on CD.

The entire service is at no charge to you. We have found this process to be very comforting to many people who have taken the time to capture their thoughts.

To schedule, you or a family member may call VNAHSR Hospice at 802.770.1683 to arrange a session or to gain more information.

If you or a family member is a patient, ask your hospice or palliative care nurse or social worker to pass your request along to the program coordinator.