Many retirement living seniors enjoy the opportunity to reflect back on the past and discuss their personal history with others.
Luckily, students at the University of Central Missouri have received a grant that allows them to work with retirement living seniors in their community and interview them to get a sense of their life experience, according to the DigitalBurg.com.
The conversations are videotaped and preserved, and each senior is given a copy of the DVD for their own records.
The project is intended to help students practice their interviewing skills and guide speakers, according to the news source.
"The students were interested in hearing who we are," Janet Vant-Leven, a senior who participated in the project, told the news provider. Others claimed that seeing their life story laid out before them was an interesting and unique experience, and most were glad that future generations would be able to see them talk about their life.
Other colleges have engaged in similar pursuits. For example, the University of Florida has launched the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, which seeks to chronicle a wide-range of life stories and upload the videos to the programs website.