I received this letter from Amber Leigh Blough at StoryCorp at the end of last month. I finally had a chance to listen this week and I don't know why I waited. It is a very quick story and it contains a valuable tip for talking to your parents about moving to assisted living (or regarding any time of care or conflict.) Please listen if you get a chance, its pretty quick!
Here is the letter:
I'm writing from StoryCorps, America's largest nonprofit national oral history project. I thought you and your readers would be interested in listening to StoryCorps' latest story to broadcast on NPR this morning. Fanni Green tells her daughter, Danyealah, about moving her mother, Pauline, into an assisted living facility after her health began to fail. You can take a listen here (about 2.5 minutes): https://www.storycorps.org/listen/stories/fanni-green-and-her-daughter-danyealah.
StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate one another's lives through listening. Since 2003, tens of thousands of people from across the country have interviewed family and friends through StoryCorps. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to take home and share and is also archived for generations to come at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Millions listen to the award-winning broadcasts on public radio and the Internet. Select stories have also been published in the New York Times bestselling book, Listening Is an Act of Love.
Pretty awesome I say.