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Your family legacy 

recorded in the intimacy of your own home

Audio Legacy captures life stories and memories through quality digital recordings. We cater to families, the dying, genealogists, special interest groups and museums.

Our recordings document individual life and times, reminding us of who we are. Canada is a nation full of inspiring stories of hardships and bravery and the overcoming of adversity. These narratives remind us to pick ourselves up when we think we’re spent because we’re capable of so much more. They are stories worthy of being listened to and of being proud. And they are definitely worthy of preservation. They are the truest legacy we can provide for our children, grandchildren and generations to come.

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  • Mama!
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Who are Audio Legacies for?

Families wanting to preserve heritage and history
 

People wanting a tangible memento of loved ones that can be listened to over and over
 

Early stage dementia scenarios, before the memories are lost
 

End of life legacy recordings

Museums/Heritage

Special Interest Groups

Benefits of recorded personal interviews

For the family

  • Lasting keepsake/ legacy recording
     

  • Family history is ‘preserved’
     

  • Genealogical importance
     

  • Showing your loved one how important their life is to you

For the interviewee

  • Fun
     

  • Reduce loneliness and decrease isolation
     

  • Increase feelings of self worth
     

  • Increase well being through:
     

    • social engagement

    • intellectual/cognitive engagement

    • intellectual/cognitive engagement for those with early stage dementia
       

  • Allow someone to say goodbye/provide closure for the dying

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  1. Au, Garner, Lai & Chan, 2015; Bedford & Blieszner, 2012; Bohlmeijer, Roemer, Cuijpers & Smit, 2007; Bryant, Smart & King, 2005; Chappell & Hollander, 2013; Chiang, Chu, Chang, Chung, Chen,  Chiou, & Chou, 2010; Hsieh & Wang, 2003; Murayama, Ohba, Yasunaga, Nonaka, Takeuchi, Nishi et al. 2015.; Serrano, Latorre, Gatz, & Montanes, 2004

  2. Chin, 2007; Hsieh  & Wang, 2003; Murayama, Ohba, Yasunaga, Nonaka, Takeuchi, Nishi et al., 2015

  3. Au, Ng, Garner, Lai & Chan, 2015; Bedford & Blieszner, 2012; Bohlmeijer, Roemer, Cuijpers & Smit, 2007; Bryant, Smart & King, 2005; Chappell & Hollander, 2013; Chin, 2007; Hsieh & Wang, 2003; Merriam, 1980; Novak, Campbell  & Northcott, 2014

  4. Au, Ng, Garner, Lai & Chan, 2015; Chin, 2007; Desai, 2011; Murayama, Ohba, Yasunaga, Nonaka, Takeuchi, Nishi et al., 2015

  5. Desai, 2011; Galbraith, Larkin, Moorhouse & Oomen, 2015; Woods, Spector, Jones, Orrell & Davies; 2005

  6. Boerner, Carr, & Moorman, 2013; Doka, 1993; Nyatanga, 2015.; Wholihan, 1992

What do these interviews cover?

Read through sample transcripts and questions

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“It was well worth the investment. I now own something priceless!” 

 

—  G.U., Olds

About Janet

Janet completed her first recorded interviews in 1983 and has been collecting stories ever since.

Her avid interest and warm demeanor generate a quick rapport which feels so comfortable that people very often recall happenings long forgotten.  Her personality makes her an ideal interviewer. She began Audio Legacy in 2005 after completing a series of oral history recordings for the University of Alberta where a number of her clients expressed regret that her services were not available to everyone—instead of just government agencies. As time goes on and more stories are lost with each soul’s passing, her passionate desire to preserve their legacy has increased.

 

Having earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Aging, Janet recognizes the unique requirements of both today’s seniors and those in palliative care, while also understanding their need for enrichment.