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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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
Special Interest Groups
Benefits of recorded personal interviews
For the family
Lasting keepsake/ legacy recording
Family history is ‘preserved’
Showing your loved one how important their life is to you
For the interviewee
Reduce loneliness and decrease isolation
Increase feelings of self worth
Increase well being through:
intellectual/cognitive engagement for those with early stage dementia
Allow someone to say goodbye/provide closure for the dying
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
Chin, 2007; Hsieh & Wang, 2003; Murayama, Ohba, Yasunaga, Nonaka, Takeuchi, Nishi et al., 2015
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
Au, Ng, Garner, Lai & Chan, 2015; Chin, 2007; Desai, 2011; Murayama, Ohba, Yasunaga, Nonaka, Takeuchi, Nishi et al., 2015
Desai, 2011; Galbraith, Larkin, Moorhouse & Oomen, 2015; Woods, Spector, Jones, Orrell & Davies; 2005
Boerner, Carr, & Moorman, 2013; Doka, 1993; Nyatanga, 2015.; Wholihan, 1992
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.