A free listening tool to help you reach out to older adults and share their life stories.
For use by listeners of any age, anytime, anywhere, to jot down real-life stories told to you by older adults. This handy form is brought to you by your friends at The Best Day of My Life So Far, in order to make your intergenerational conversations extra fun and meaningful. Inspired by our founder's friendship with her grandmother, Best Day is dedicated to fighting older adult isolation and promoting intergenerational engagement through storytelling. Donate and learn more:
A few tips:
- Use 1 form per story. Repeat often to enrich your relationships.
- Haven't reached out to an older adult before? No worries! Learn basic concepts at
- It is important to request the storyteller's permission to share their story. By submitting this form, you are confirming that you have been granted permission, and giving Best Day permission to share the story and your reflections publicly.
- If you are an older adult looking for a space to journal a story before your next intergenerational conversation, please use this self-submission form
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Tell us about you.
We'd love to get to know you and your storyteller!
If you are a participant of a Best Day program, awesome - what is the site/event name? If you are submitting as an individual, welcome - how did you hear about us?
Your name, city, state, and today's date
Storyteller's name, city, state, and the date they told you their story
Tell us the story you just heard.
We're ready! Let's hear the story you just heard. Retell it in the storyteller's voice, using their choice of words (to the best of your memory), with a title chosen by them.
Reflect and give thanks.
Be grateful that the storyteller has shared something personal with you. Consider posting your answers on your social media pages as well, to inspire your friends to reach out to the older adults in their lives. Tag @bestdayofmylifesofar on Instagram/Facebook and @bestdaysofar on Twitter, so we can cheer you on!
Share how this story and listening experience has impacted you.
How would you describe your relationship with the storyteller before vs. after this story?
Submit a photo or video of your storyteller and you if possible so we can get to know you more.
I will email my photo/video to
I will post a photo/video on Instagram tagging @bestdayofmylifesofar.
I will post a photo/video on Facebook tagging @bestdayofmylifesofar.
I will post a photo/video on Twitter tagging @bestdaysofar.
What are your social media handles so we can tag you when we spotlight your photo or story?
And that's it!
Thanks for doing your part in reducing older adult isolation today. Please reuse this form often. We're excited to hear from you again. To donate or find out more ways to get involved, please visit
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